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Economic impacts of wind generation variability on gas network operation

Chaudry, Modassar, Qadrdan, Meysam, Wu, Jianzhong and Jenkins, Nicholas 2010. Economic impacts of wind generation variability on gas network operation. Presented at: 8th BIEE Academic Conference, Oxford, Oxford, UK, 22-23 September 2010. Proceedings of the 8th British Institute of Energy Economics Academic Conference, September 22-23, 2010 (Oxford, UK). British Institute of Energy Economics,

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Abstract

Large capacity of wind generation is expected to be installed across Great Britain by 2020. Wind generation is variable, therefore fast ramping generation plants will be required to balance electricity demand. Gas-fired generation plants will most likely be used to compensate for wind generation variability because of their ramping capability and large installed generation capacity. This will cause comparable gas demand swings in the gas network as wind varies. A combined gas and electricity network optimisation model (CGEN) is used to quantify impacts of wind variability on gas network operation. Analysis is performed on mitigation measures such as greater dual fuel capable gas-fired power plants and gas storage capacity in order to reduce gas network constraints and provide alleviation against wind generation variability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Publisher: British Institute of Energy Economics
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:25
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/38683

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