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Energies 2017, 10(2), 157; doi:10.3390/en10020157

Improvement of Wind Energy Production through HVDC Systems

Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Via La Masa, 34-20156 Milano (MI), Italy
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Received: 26 October 2016 / Revised: 19 December 2016 / Accepted: 10 January 2017 / Published: 27 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovative Methods for Smart Grids Planning and Management)
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Variable and non-programmable resources, such as solar and wind, have undergone a stunning growth in recent years and are likely to gain even more importance in the future. Their strong presence in the national electricity mix has created issues in many countries regarding the secure operation of the power system. In order to guarantee the stability of the system, several TSOs have resorted to wind energy curtailment, which represents a waste of clean energy and an economic loss. In order to analyze this issue, a model of the Italian power system was developed, a program able to simulate the electricity dispatching mechanism. The model was, then, used to evaluate possible solutions to reduce wind curtailment. In particular, a proposal for the construction of an HVDC line linking Southern and Northern Italy was studied. View Full-Text
Keywords: renewables integration; wind curtailment; Italian power system; HVDC transmission system renewables integration; wind curtailment; Italian power system; HVDC transmission system
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Brenna, M.; Foiadelli, F.; Longo, M.; Zaninelli, D. Improvement of Wind Energy Production through HVDC Systems. Energies 2017, 10, 157.

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