Effects of Wind Power Technology Development on Large-scale VRE Generation Variability

Matti Juhani Koivisto*, Petr Maule, Nicolaos Antonio Cutululis, Poul Ejnar Sørensen

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    Abstract

    As variable renewable energy (VRE) shares are growing around the world, power systems are becoming more weather dependent. The weather driven variability in VRE generation can cause challenges to the operation and planning of power systems. This paper investigates how the expected technology development of wind power affects VRE generation variability over a large geographical area. A case study of Northern Europe is presented, where a mixture of offshore wind, onshore wind and solar photovoltaic generation is considered. Different scenarios with a doubling of today’s annual VRE energy generation is modelled. The results show that modern wind turbine technology can significantly decrease the variability in aggregate VRE generation. When considering also an optimal mixture of different VRE sources, standard deviation of the aggregate VRE generation is estimated to be 31 % lower compared to simply doubling existing installations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th IEEE PowerTech Milano 2019: Leading innovation for energy transition
    Number of pages6
    PublisherIEEE
    Publication date2019
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-4723-3
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-4722-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event13th IEEE PowerTech Milano 2019: Leading innovation for energy transition - Bovisa Campus of Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
    Duration: 23 Jun 201927 Jun 2019
    Conference number: 13
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    Conference13th IEEE PowerTech Milano 2019
    Number13
    LocationBovisa Campus of Politecnico di Milano
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    CityMilano
    Period23/06/201927/06/2019
    OtherPowerTech is the anchor conference of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) in Europe
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