Challenges for Probabilistic Generation Adequacy Assessment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gruffudd Edwards, Christopher Dent, Neal Wade

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This paper explores the need for, and challenges associated with the probabilistic assessment of the generation adequacy of power systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, using Kenya and Ghana as examples. Some relevant distinctive characteristics of these systems are discussed, and previous work in this area is reviewed. Illustrative data analysis for the future Kenyan system is presented, exploring the temporal relationship between the wind power resource, demand, and the hydro power resource – to provide insight on the potential contribution of large wind projects to generation adequacy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPower & Energy Society General Meeting, 2017 IEEE
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-2212-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-2213-1
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Feb 2018
Event2017 IEEE PES General Meeting - Chicago, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 201720 Jul 2017


Conference2017 IEEE PES General Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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