Impact of large amounts of wind power on the operation of an electricity generation system : Belgian case study
Title: Impact of large amounts of wind power on the operation of an electricity generation system : Belgian case study
Citation: Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, 2010, Vol. 14, No. 7, pp. 2019-2028
Wind power can have considerable impacts on the operation of electricity generation systems. Energy from wind power replaces other forms of electricity generation, thereby lowering overall fuel costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, the intermittency of wind power, reflected in its variability and relative unpredictability restrains the full potential benefits of wind power. The variable nature of wind power requires power plants to be ready for bridging moments of low wind power output. The occurrence of forecast errors for wind speed necessitates sufficient reserve capacity in the system, which cannot be used for other useful purposes. These forecast errors inevitably cause efficiency losses in the operation of the system. To analyse the extent of these impacts, the Belgian electricity generation system is taken as a case and investigated on different aspects such as technical limitations for wind power integration and cost and GHG emissions’ reduction potential of wind power under different circumstances.
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