Title: Adequacy assessment of composite power generation and transmission systems with wind energy

Authors: Roy Billinton, Yi Gao

Addresses: Power System Research Group, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 57 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A9, Canada. ' Power System Research Group, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 57 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A9, Canada

Abstract: Renewable energy resources are receiving considerable attention in the continued growth and development of bulk electric power systems. The most promising electrical energy generating source at the present time is wind power, and governments around the world are making commitments to add considerable wind power to the existing power grids. The performance of a wind energy conversion system is quite different from that of a conventional generating system, owing to the dispersed nature of the wind energy at a specific site location. This paper presents a procedure to create an analytical model of a multi-unit wind farm that can be used in conventional generating capacity or composite generation and transmission system reliability evaluation using analytical techniques or state-sampling simulation analysis. The developed models are illustrated by application to two composite test systems.

Keywords: adequacy assessment; composite systems; power generation; power transmission; multi-state models; wind energy; energy conversion; wind power; renewable energy; wind farms; reliability evaluation; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRS.2008.020774

International Journal of Reliability and Safety, 2008 Vol.2 No.1/2, pp.79 - 98

Available online: 15 Oct 2008 *

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