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Energies 2017, 10(11), 1719; https://doi.org/10.3390/en10111719

Impact of the Complementarity between Variable Generation Resources and Load on the Flexibility of the Korean Power System

Department of Energy System Engineering, Chung-Ang University, 84 Heukseok-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 06974, Korea
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Received: 18 September 2017 / Revised: 20 October 2017 / Accepted: 26 October 2017 / Published: 27 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Risk-Based Methods Applied to Power and Energy Systems)
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Abstract

This study examines the effect of the complementarity between the variable generation resources (VGRs) and the load on the flexibility of the power system. The complementarity may change the ramping capability requirement, and thereby, the flexibility. This effect is quantified using a flexibility index called the ramping capability shortage expectation (RSE). The flexibility is evaluated for different VGR mix scenarios under the same VGR penetration level, and an optimal VGR mix (i.e., one that maximizes flexibility) is obtained. The effect of the complementarity of the wind and PV outputs on the flexibility is investigated for the peak-load day of 2016 for the Korean power system. The result shows that the RSE value for the optimal VGR mix scenario is 6.95% larger than that for the original mix scenario. View Full-Text
Keywords: complementarity; flexibility; optimal mix; ramping capability; ramping capability shortage expectation; variable generation resource complementarity; flexibility; optimal mix; ramping capability; ramping capability shortage expectation; variable generation resource
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Min, C.-G.; Kim, M.-K. Impact of the Complementarity between Variable Generation Resources and Load on the Flexibility of the Korean Power System. Energies 2017, 10, 1719.

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