Impact of Offshore Wind Power Variability on the Frequency Stability of European Power System

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    Abstract

    Offshore wind power development scenarios are very ambitious. In Europe, it is expected to surpass 100 GW by 2030. As opposed to onshore, offshore wind will be concentrated in relatively small geographical areas, meaning that the geographical smoothening would be diminished. Being able to simulate this variability is important and will assist quantifying the possible impacts of large-scale deployment of offshore wind on the operation of the power system. The analysis of maximum offshore wind power ramping in 2020 and 2030 North Seas shows that wind power variability, at synchronous area level, can exceed the current dimensioning incidents values. This indicates that wind power variability should be considered in frequency stability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Wind Energy Grid-Adaptive Technologies 2014
    Number of pages8
    Publication date2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventInternational Conference on Wind Energy Grid-Adaptive Technologies 2014 - Hyatt Regency Hotel, Jeju, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 20 Oct 201422 Oct 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Wind Energy Grid-Adaptive Technologies 2014
    LocationHyatt Regency Hotel
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
    CityJeju
    Period20/10/201422/10/2014

    Keywords

    • Offshore
    • Wind Power
    • Variability
    • Frequency stability

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