Applying Time Series to Power Flow Analysis in Networks with High Wind Penetration

T. Boehme, Robin Wallace, Gareth Harrison

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Abstract

With high levels of variable renewable generation in distribution or transmission systems the application of demand and generation time series to power flow analyses can be advantageous. Demand data is often available from historic measurements while renewable generation such as wind turbine output may be recorded or can be derived from resource measurements over the corresponding period of time. Power flow solutions with hourly time steps over a year or more can then be used to produce load duration curves for system components. This paper shows, by example, how utilities can use the method to determine overload conditions or to specify non-firm connection agreements for new generators.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)951-957
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Load duration curve
  • power flow analysis
  • time series
  • variable generation
  • wind power

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