Comparing Resource Adequacy Metrics and Their Influence on Capacity Value: Preprint
Traditional probabilistic methods have been used to evaluate resource adequacy. The increasing presence of variable renewable generation in power systems presents a challenge to these methods because, unlike thermal units, variable renewable generation levels change over time because they are driven by meteorological events. Thus, capacity value calculations for these resources are often performed to simple rules of thumb. This paper follows the recommendations of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation?s Integration of Variable Generation Task Force to include variable generation in the calculation of resource adequacy and compares different reliability metrics. Examples are provided using the Western Interconnection footprint under different variable generation penetrations.
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- Conference: To be presented at the 13th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, 7-10 July 2014, Durham, United Kingdom
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- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
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- United States
- 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 17 WIND ENERGY CAPACITY PLANNING; POWER SYSTEM RELIABILITY; PROBABILITY; SOLAR ENERGY; WIND ENERGY; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; NREL
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