An analysis of wind and solar power variability to assess its implications for power grid
Melentiev Energy Systems Institute, 130 Lermontov str., Irkutsk, Russia
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Published online: 15 October 2019
The paper discusses the problem of parallel operation of wind and solar power plants with the power system associated with the influence of power fluctuations on the power quality and stability. A brief assessment of the prospects for the commissioning of the wind and solar power plants in Russia and a description of the associated negative impacts on the power system is given. A methodology for assessing the possible energy production of wind and solar power plants using raw data from weather stations is presented. Based on the methodology, an assessment of some regions of Russia in relation to the variability of wind speed and cloudiness is made. The wind power duration curves are given. An analysis of possible deviations of solar power under the influence of cloudiness is carried out. The effect of geographical aggregation of wind or solar power output to increase the guaranteed power generation and reduce the negative impact on the stability of the energy system is shown.
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