Reliability benefits of dispersed wind resource development

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Generating capacity that is available during the utility peak period is worth more than off-peak capacity. Wind power from a single location might not be available during enough of the peak period to provide sufficient value. However, if the wind power plant is developed over geographically disperse locations, the timing and availability of wind power from these multiple sources could provide a better match with the utility's peak load than a single site. There are other issues that arise when considering disperse wind plant development. Singular development can result in economies of scale and might reduce the costs of obtaining ... continued below

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Milligan, M. & Artig, R. May 1, 1998.

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  • Milligan, M. National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
  • Artig, R. Minnesota Dept. of Public Service, St. Paul, MN (US)

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Generating capacity that is available during the utility peak period is worth more than off-peak capacity. Wind power from a single location might not be available during enough of the peak period to provide sufficient value. However, if the wind power plant is developed over geographically disperse locations, the timing and availability of wind power from these multiple sources could provide a better match with the utility's peak load than a single site. There are other issues that arise when considering disperse wind plant development. Singular development can result in economies of scale and might reduce the costs of obtaining multiple permits and multiple interconnections. However, disperse development can result in cost efficiencies if interconnection can be accomplished at lower voltages or at locations closer to load centers. Several wind plants are in various stages of planning or development in the US. Although some of these are small-scale demonstration projects, significant wind capacity has been developed in Minnesota, with additional developments planned in Wyoming, Iowa and Texas. As these and other projects are planned and developed, there is a need to perform analysis of the value of geographically disperse sites on the reliability of the overall wind plant.This paper uses a production-cost/reliability model to analyze the reliability of several wind sites in the state of Minnesota. The analysis finds that the use of a model with traditional reliability measures does not produce consistent, robust results. An approach based on fuzzy set theory is applied in this paper, with improved results. Using such a model, the authors find that system reliability can be optimized with a mix of disperse wind sites.

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  • Windpower '98, Bakersfield, CA (US), 04/27/1998--05/01/1998; Other Information: Supercedes report DE98005243; PBD: May 1998

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  • Other: DE98005243
  • Report No.: NREL/CP--500-24314
  • Report No.: CONF-980437--
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 654085
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc707901

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Milligan, M. & Artig, R. Reliability benefits of dispersed wind resource development, article, May 1, 1998; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707901/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.