Demand side resource operation on the Irish power system with high wind power penetration

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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The utilisation of demand side resources is set to increase over the coming years with the advent of advanced metering infrastructure, home area networks and the promotion of increased energy efficiency. Demand side resources are proposed as an energy resource that, through aggregation, can form part of the power system plant mix and contribute to the flexible operation of a power system. A model for demand side resources is proposed here that captures its key characteristics for commitment and dispatch calculations. The model is tested on the all island Irish power system, and the operation of the model is simulated over one year in both a stochastic and deterministic mode, to illustrate the impact of wind and load uncertainty. The results illustrate that demand side resources can contribute to the efficient, flexible operation of systems with high penetrations of wind by replacing some of the functions of conventional peaking plant. Demand side resources are also shown to be capable of improving the reliability of the system, with reserve capability identified as a key requirement in this respect.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy Policy
Publication date2011
Volume39
Journal number5
Pages2925-2934
ISSN0301-4215
DOIs
StatePublished
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 7

Keywords

  • Intelligent energy systems
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