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TitleElectricity power planning: the role of wind energy
Author(s)Ferreira, Paula Varandas
Araújo, Maria Madalena Teixeira de
O’Kelly, M. E. J.
KeywordsWind energy
Electricity planning model
Cost
Emissions
Wind power
Issue date2010
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Abstract(s)Combining energy efficiency with renewable energy sources constitutes a key strategy for a sustainable future. The wind power sector stands out as a fundamental element for the achievement of the European renewable objectives and Portugal is no exception to the increase of the wind energy for the electricity generation. This work proposes an optimization model for the long range electricity power planning in a system similar to the Portuguese one, where the expected impacts of the increasing installed wind power on the operating performance of thermal power plants are taken into account. The main results indicate that the increasing penetration of wind power in the electricity system will have significant effects on the combined cycle gas power plants operation and on the theoretically expected cost reduction and environmental gains. This research demonstrated the need to address the impact that energy sources with variable output may have, not only on the short-term operational planning, but especially on the medium to long range planning activities, in order to meet the strategic objectives for the energy sector.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/19608
ISSN2010-376X
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CGIT - Publicações em actas de encontros científicos / Papers in conference proceedings
CITEPE - Publicações em actas de encontros científicos / Papers in conference proceedings

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