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Title: An Extended IEEE 118-Bus Test System With High Renewable Penetration

Abstract

This article describes a new publicly available version of the IEEE 118-bus test system, named NREL-118. The database is based on the transmission representation (buses and lines) of the IEEE 118-bus test system, with a reconfigured generation representation using three regions of the US Western Interconnection from the latest Western Electricity Coordination Council (WECC) 2024 Common Case [1]. Time-synchronous hourly load, wind, and solar time series are provided for over one year (8784 hours). The public database presented and described in this manuscript will allow researchers to model a test power system using detailed transmission, generation, load, wind, and solar data. This database includes key additional features that add to the current IEEE 118-bus test model, such as: the inclusion of 10 generation technologies with different heat rate functions, minimum stable levels and ramping rates, GHG emissions rates, regulation and contingency reserves, and hourly time series data for one full year for load, wind and solar generation.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Model and Tool Investment Fund (MTIF)
OSTI Identifier:
1416258
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5D00-66675
Journal ID: ISSN 0885-8950
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 33; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0885-8950
Publisher:
IEEE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; test power system; electric grid database; renewable energy data; renewable forecasts; load forecasts

Citation Formats

Pena, Ivonne, Martinez-Anido, Carlo Brancucci, and Hodge, Bri-Mathias. An Extended IEEE 118-Bus Test System With High Renewable Penetration. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2017.2695963.
Pena, Ivonne, Martinez-Anido, Carlo Brancucci, & Hodge, Bri-Mathias. An Extended IEEE 118-Bus Test System With High Renewable Penetration. United States. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2017.2695963.
Pena, Ivonne, Martinez-Anido, Carlo Brancucci, and Hodge, Bri-Mathias. Mon . "An Extended IEEE 118-Bus Test System With High Renewable Penetration". United States. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2017.2695963.
@article{osti_1416258,
title = {An Extended IEEE 118-Bus Test System With High Renewable Penetration},
author = {Pena, Ivonne and Martinez-Anido, Carlo Brancucci and Hodge, Bri-Mathias},
abstractNote = {This article describes a new publicly available version of the IEEE 118-bus test system, named NREL-118. The database is based on the transmission representation (buses and lines) of the IEEE 118-bus test system, with a reconfigured generation representation using three regions of the US Western Interconnection from the latest Western Electricity Coordination Council (WECC) 2024 Common Case [1]. Time-synchronous hourly load, wind, and solar time series are provided for over one year (8784 hours). The public database presented and described in this manuscript will allow researchers to model a test power system using detailed transmission, generation, load, wind, and solar data. This database includes key additional features that add to the current IEEE 118-bus test model, such as: the inclusion of 10 generation technologies with different heat rate functions, minimum stable levels and ramping rates, GHG emissions rates, regulation and contingency reserves, and hourly time series data for one full year for load, wind and solar generation.},
doi = {10.1109/TPWRS.2017.2695963},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Power Systems},
issn = {0885-8950},
number = 1,
volume = 33,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}