How much wind energy will be curtailed on the 2020 Irish power system?

Show simple item record McGarrigle, Edward V. Deane, John Paul Leahy, Paul G. 2013-03-04T16:49:03Z 2013-03-04T16:49:03Z 2013 2013-07
dc.identifier.citation McGarrigle, EV; Deane, JP; Leahy, PG (2013) 'How much wind energy will be curtailed on the 2020 Irish power system?'. Renewable Energy 55 :544-553. doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2013.01.013 en
dc.identifier.volume 55 en
dc.identifier.startpage 544 en
dc.identifier.endpage 553 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.renene.2013.01.013
dc.description.abstract This paper describes a model of the 2020 Irish electricity system which was developed and solved in a mixed integer programming, unit commitment and economic dispatch tool called PLEXOS. The model includes all generators on the island of Ireland, a simplified representation of the neighbouring British system including proposed wind capacity and interconnectors between the two systems. The level of wind curtailment is determined under varying levels of three influencing factors. The first factor is the amount of offshore wind, the second is the allowed limit of system non-synchronous penetration (SNSP) and the third is inclusion or exclusion of transmission constraints. A binding constraint, resulting from the 2020 EU renewable energy targets, is that 37% of generation comes from wind. When the SNSP limit was increased from 60% to 75% there was a reduction in wind curtailment from 14% to 7%, with a further reduction when the proportion of wind capacity installed offshore was increased. Wind curtailment in the range of SNSP limit of 70-100% is influenced primarily by the inclusion of transmission constraints. Large changes in the dispatch of conventional generators were also evident due to the imposition of SNSP limits and transmission constraints. en
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dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights Copyright © 2013, Elsevier. NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Renewable Energy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Renewable Energy [Volume 55, July 2013, Pages 544–553] DOI: en
dc.subject Wind energy en
dc.subject Offshore wind en
dc.subject Power systems en
dc.subject Unit commitment en
dc.subject Electricity markets en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Renewable energy sources--Ireland en
dc.title How much wind energy will be curtailed on the 2020 Irish power system? en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
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dc.internal.authorcontactother Paul Leahy, Civil Engineering, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Renewable Energy en
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