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Title: Systematic Comparison of Operating Reserve Methodologies: Preprint

Operating reserve requirements are a key component of modern power systems, and they contribute to maintaining reliable operations with minimum economic impact. No universal method exists for determining reserve requirements, thus there is a need for a thorough study and performance comparison of the different existing methodologies. Increasing penetrations of variable generation (VG) on electric power systems are posed to increase system uncertainty and variability, thus the need for additional reserve also increases. This paper presents background information on operating reserve and its relationship to VG. A consistent comparison of three methodologies to calculate regulating and flexibility reserve in systems with VG is performed.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1127286
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5D00-61016
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: To be presented at the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 27-31 July 2014, National Harbor, Maryland
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 14 SOLAR ENERGY OPERATING RESERVE; POWER SYSTEMS ECONOMICS; POWER SYSTEMS RELIABILITY; SOLAR ENERGY; WIND ENERGY