A Transmission-Cost-Based Model to Estimate the Amount of Market-Integrable Wind Resources

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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In the pursuit of the large-scale integration of wind power production, it is imperative to evaluate plausible frictions among the stochastic nature of wind generation, electricity markets, and the investments in transmission required to accommodate larger amounts of wind. If wind producers are made to share the expenses in transmission derived from their integration, they may see the doors of electricity markets closed for not being competitive enough. This paper presents a model to decide the amount of wind resources that are economically exploitable at a given location from a transmission-cost perspective. This model accounts for the uncertain character of wind by using a modeling framework based on stochastic optimization, simulates market barriers by means of a bi-level structure, and considers the financial risk of investments in transmission through the conditional value-at-risk. The major features of the proposed model, which is efficiently solved using Benders decomposition, are discussed through an illustrative example.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Power Systems
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)1060-1069
StatePublished - 2012
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 15


  • Transmission expansion, Wind power, Economic appraisal, Bilevel programming
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