Operating the Irish power system with increased levels of wind power

A. Tuohy, E. Denny, Peter Meibom, R. Barth, M. O'Malley

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    This paper summarises some of the main impacts of large amounts of wind power installed in the island of Ireland. Using results from various studies performed on this system, it is shown that wind power will impact on all time frames, from seconds to daily planning of the system operation. Results from studies examining operation of the system with up to approximately 40% of electricity provided by wind show that some of the most important aspects to be considered include the type of wind turbine technology, the provision of reserve to accommodate wind forecasting error and the method used to plan plant schedules.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConference proceedings (on CD-ROM)
    Place of PublicationPittsburgh
    Publication date2008
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1905-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event2008 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting - Pittsburgh, United States
    Duration: 20 Jul 200824 Jul 2008


    Conference2008 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
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