Wind Energy Integration through District Heating. A Wind Resource Based Approach
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to examine if the surplus of wind energy could be added to electricity-to-heat conversion systems when there is increased congestion in the grid or when there is wind power curtailment. In this way, the produced power can be utilized for contributing to the local district heating (DH) system needs. After examining scenarios, optimized energy distribution is recommended. A case study near Kozani, Greece with an onshore wind farm (WF) to be installed was thoroughly investigated exploring the options for increased wind energy integration analyzing thermal utilization possibilities based on the local DH needs. A wind resource assessment for the area was done, which optimizes the WF planning and links the DH system with the operation of the WF. The utilization rate between the electric and the DH grid was examined in order to describe the optimal way of the energy to be distributed reassuring profitability for the power producer and robust energy management for the system. It was found that the curtailed wind energy can be locally utilized in a DH system, by covering part of the demand that the diesel-based peak load boiler system does currently. View Full-Text
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Xydis, G. Wind Energy Integration through District Heating. A Wind Resource Based Approach. Resources 2015, 4, 110-127.
Xydis G. Wind Energy Integration through District Heating. A Wind Resource Based Approach. Resources. 2015; 4(1):110-127.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xydis, George. 2015. "Wind Energy Integration through District Heating. A Wind Resource Based Approach." Resources 4, no. 1: 110-127.