Special Issue "Modeling of Variable Renewable Generation: Wind and Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Wind, Wave and Tidal Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gomez-Lazaro
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1. Renewable Energy Research Institute, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
2. Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Control Communications. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales de Albacete, Spain.
Interests: power electronics and power systems; renewable energy systems; modeling; dynamic performance of inverter-based generation in power systems; maintenance of renewable energy power installations; transmission and distribution studies
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Dr. Sergio Martin-Martinez
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Renewable Energy Research Institute, Escuela de Ingenieros Industriales de Albacete. Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Control Communications. Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 02071 Albacete, Spain
Interests: renewable energy systems; variability and uncertainty of variable renewable energy sources; maintenance of renewable energy power installations; Participation of VRES in balancing markets; PV systems performance

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

At present, variable renewable energy (VRE) generation is becoming of key importance due to the relevant impact on power systems. Specifically, wind and solar PV power modeling should be addressed due to the importance in the energy mix of actual and future power systems. Modeling issues could address real time and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulations, too.

This Special Issue aims to present solutions facing the challenges related to VRE modeling, specifically wind and solar PV generation. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Detailed VRE modeling (wind turbines, wind power plants, and solar PV power plants) for accurate response and design purposes;
  • Simplified VRE modeling (wind turbines, wind power plants, and solar PV power plants) with application to power system studies; model assessment according to national and international standards, such as IEC 61400-27 or WECC;
  • Modeling of new control strategies for wind power plants and solar PV power plants;
  • Modeling of power system operation with large amounts of wind and solar power, including transnational or intercontinental studies; transient stability studies;
  • Modeling of transmission planning and operation, taking into account VRE resource location and characteristics;
  • Grid support and ancillary services provided by wind and solar PV generation; grid code requirements;
  • Modeling of efficient electricity markets with large amounts of VREs;
  • Model validation.

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gomez-Lazaro
Dr. Sergio Martin-Martinez
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • wind power plants
  • solar PV power plants
  • variable renewable energy modeling
  • variable renewable energy integration
  • power systems
  • model validation

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Submission of a WECC DFIG Wind Turbine Model to Spanish Operation Procedure 12.3
Energies 2019, 12(19), 3749; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12193749 - 30 Sep 2019
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Power systems are currently witnessing a high wind-power penetration due to the development and commissioning of an increasing number of wind-power plants. This new scenario inevitably changes the way power systems are operated, mainly due to the uncertainties associated with wind, with the [...] Read more.
Power systems are currently witnessing a high wind-power penetration due to the development and commissioning of an increasing number of wind-power plants. This new scenario inevitably changes the way power systems are operated, mainly due to the uncertainties associated with wind, with the proper integration of this renewable energy source into the grid emerging as a new challenge. Unlike other highly flexible energy sources that can be used on demand according to the market needs, wind energy production is intermittent and non-dispatchable. In this context, transient stability analyses through the dynamic simulation of wind-turbine models and wind-power plants must be carried out. Moreover, as many countries have their own grid codes, the compliance requirements to connect wind farms to the network may be significantly different, depending on the specific region. In light of the above, this paper addresses the submission to Spanish Operation Procedure 12.3 (PO 12.3), for the first time, of one of the most advanced wind-turbine models, the generic Type 3 or doubly fed induction generator defined by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) Second-Generation guidelines. The results show, on the one hand, the notable effect of the transformer inrush current, which influences the accuracy of the behavior of the generic wind-turbine model, and, on the other hand, the inability of the generic model to represent the transient periods of actual wind turbines. However, when the validation criteria is applied at the low-voltage measurement point, the WECC model fully complies with Spanish grid code PO 12.3. Full article
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Renewable Energy Sources Penetration in Greece: Characteristics and Seasonal Variation of the Electricity Demand Share Covering
Energies 2019, 12(12), 2441; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12122441 - 25 Jun 2019
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The significant penetration of renewables, in the Hellenic electricity system, during the last 12 years, was based on feed-in tariff-supporting schemes, according to the compliance to European Directives. The characteristics of this penetration are presented and analyzed in this paper based on real [...] Read more.
The significant penetration of renewables, in the Hellenic electricity system, during the last 12 years, was based on feed-in tariff-supporting schemes, according to the compliance to European Directives. The characteristics of this penetration are presented and analyzed in this paper based on real data. Photovoltaics, wind parks, hydroelectric plants, biomass-driven plants, and cogeneration systems are examined. The cost of the feed-in tariff incentives is qualified and analyzed. Simple but effective models are proposed to describe renewable seasonal variation: (a) A simple cosine model adequately describes the seasonal performance of various renewable technologies in terms of capacity factor; (b) a smart seasonal model based on the separation between winter and summer consumption activities (both following normal distributions) adequately describes the electricity consumption profile. The predicted values of renewable shares using the proposed models were also validated with historical data. Thus, the applied models can be used to forecast renewable shares under different penetration scenarios. Full article
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Identifying the Drivers of Wind Capacity Additions: The Case of Spain. A Multiequational Approach
Energies 2019, 12(10), 1944; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12101944 - 21 May 2019
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An abundant volume of literature has been devoted to the analysis of the drivers of renewable electricity capacity additions in general and wind energy in particular. Nevertheless, whereas the direct influence of several explanatory variables has been considered, indirect effects, which refer to [...] Read more.
An abundant volume of literature has been devoted to the analysis of the drivers of renewable electricity capacity additions in general and wind energy in particular. Nevertheless, whereas the direct influence of several explanatory variables has been considered, indirect effects, which refer to impacts of explanatory variables on another explanatory variable which, in turn, influence capacity additions, have been neglected. However, those effects need to be taken into account in order to properly grasp the full influence of the explanatory variables in general, and the policy variable in particular, on capacity additions (whether in wind energy generation or other energy systems). The aim of this paper is to identify the drivers of wind energy capacity additions. Based on data over the 1998–2015 period for Spain, a country with a substantial deployed wind capacity, we estimate a three-stage least squares multiecuational econometric model, which allows the analysis of direct and indirect effects as mediated by their influence on intermediate variables. Our results show that, as expected, wind capacity additions are positively and significantly driven by renewable energy support and negatively driven by the material costs of wind energy. Other variables are related to capacity additions in an indirect manner, i.e., through their influence on intermediate variables, i.e., electricity demand and electricity prices. This includes the positive impact of GDP, wind share, capacity load and price of oil. Others have a negative impact (tax share in the electricity price and electricity transport costs). Finally, no statistically significant relationship can be observed for the risk premium, interest rates and the price of gas. Our findings suggest that the success of renewable energy policy instruments might be contingent upon the level of other variables and, particularly, electricity consumption. Full article
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