Title: Revision of reserve requirements following wind power integration in island power systems
Authors: De Vos, Kristof ×
Petoussis, Andreas
Driesen, Johan
Belmans, Ronnie #
Issue Date: 24-Jan-2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: Renewable Energy: An International Journal vol:50 pages:268-279
Abstract: This contribution studies the impact of wind power on the operation of island power systems. The
analysis focuses on the available flexibility of thermal generation to balance wind power variations and
prediction errors. This issue is highly relevant for small and medium sized islands where interconnections
are absent and the smoothing of variations is limited due to a small geographical surface. The main
objective is to determine if additional reserve requirements are necessary for ensuring reliable wind
power integration in an isolated transmission system. In this context, a case study is performed for
Cyprus, a medium-sized island, where wind developments towards 2020 schedule an installed capacity
of 300 MW, reaching 7% of the annual electricity consumption. Simulations with installed wind power
capacities up to 400 MW show that the current available flexibility in the generation system is inadequate
to balance real-time wind power fluctuations and prediction errors. Consequently, large amounts
of wind curtailment and demand shedding may be expected. Therefore, current reserve requirements
should be revised, in order to reliably facilitate wind power into the system. Furthermore, the impact of
introducing natural gas for electricity generation in Cyprus on the reserve requirements, following wind
power integration, is examined.
ISSN: 0960-1481
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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× corresponding author
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