Economic comparison of technical options to increase power system flexibility

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    Abstract

    Flexibility is required to integrate variable and partially unpredictable sources of power generation like wind and solar. The paper compares several flexibility options from the economic perspective using unit commitment and dispatch model for Nordic countries and Germany. The analyzed scenarios have 20 % electricity from wind power on annual basis. At this penetration level flexibility from different heat measures appear to economic, new transmission between the Nordic countries and Germany is also profitable while other flexibility measures are not economic. Demand response, pumped hydro power, and more flexible conventional generation show markedly low system benefits, but this may be due to the high flexibility in the existing reservoir hydro power.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publication11th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants : 13-15 November 2012, Lisbon, Portugal
    PublisherEnergynautics GmbH
    ISBN (Print)978-3-9813870-5-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event11th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants, WIW12 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 13 Nov 201215 Nov 2012
    Conference number: 11

    Conference

    Conference11th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants, WIW12
    Abbreviated titleWIW12
    CountryPortugal
    CityLisbon
    Period13/11/1215/11/12

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    Keywords

    • Flexibility
    • wind power
    • variable generation
    • balancing
    • transmission
    • pumped hydro
    • demand response
    • electric boiler
    • heat pump
    • heat storage

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    Kiviluoma, J., Rinne, E., & Helistö, N. (2012). Economic comparison of technical options to increase power system flexibility. In Proceedings: 11th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants : 13-15 November 2012, Lisbon, Portugal Energynautics GmbH.