A tutorial for evaluating capacity credit of PV plants based on effective load carrying capability

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Abstract

The capacity value of renewable energy plants is not the same as of their capacity rating. This is because despite their capacity being available for generation, renewable energy plants are energy constrained due to the intermittancy and unavailability of renewable resource. In planning the power generation system and for estimating the reliability of the system it is of utmost importance to know the capacity value of renewable energy candidate-plants that may be used in expanding the generation system. There are several methods to estimate capacity value or credit and one of the most common and accurate method is effective load carrying capability (ELCC). In this paper a three-step procedure for the calculation of the capacity credit for PV system using the ELCC technique is implemented through a small system of three conventional generating units and a PV plant. The paper is written in a way that is easy to follow. In this way, it represents a stand-alone lesson on capacity credit that is appropriate for undergraduate students and useful for post-graduate students who wants to pursue research in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 5th International Conference on Renewable Energies for Developing Countries, REDEC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728155951
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
Event5th International Conference on Renewable Energies for Developing Countries, REDEC 2020 - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: Jun 29 2020Jun 30 2020

Publication series

Name2020 5th International Conference on Renewable Energies for Developing Countries, REDEC 2020

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Renewable Energies for Developing Countries, REDEC 2020
Country/TerritoryMorocco
CityMarrakech
Period6/29/206/30/20

Keywords

  • Adequacy measures
  • Capacity Credit
  • Effective Load Carrying Capability
  • LOLP
  • Loss-of-load expectation
  • Solar PV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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