The effects of wind profile on thermal units generation costs

M. H. Albadi, E. F. El-Saadany

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Abstract

Although wind power is a sustainable, environmentally friendly, and relatively inexpensive source of renewable energy, the effects of its intermittent nature on power systems need to be carefully considered. This paper investigates the effects of different wind profiles on the operational costs of a thermalbased test system. Two profiles are considered: synopticdominated and diurnal-dominated variations of the aggregated wind power. To simulate the wind profile effects, a linear mixed integer unit commitment problem is formulated in a GAMS environment. The simulation results illustrate the significant impacts of wind profile on fuel saving benefits, startup costs, and wind power curtailments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE/PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition, PSCE 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE/PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition, PSCE 2009 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Mar 15 2009Mar 18 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE/PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition, PSCE 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period3/15/093/18/09

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Keywords

  • Fuel saving
  • Thermal units
  • Unit commitment
  • Wind curtailment
  • Wind power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Albadi, M. H., & El-Saadany, E. F. (2009). The effects of wind profile on thermal units generation costs. In 2009 IEEE/PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition, PSCE 2009 [4840058] https://doi.org/10.1109/PSCE.2009.4840058