Barriers in the implementation of response options aimed at mitigating unpredictability and variability of wind energy

E. Lobato, L. Olmos, T. Gómez, R. Cossent, F. M. Andersen, P. E. Grohnheit, P. Mancarella, D. Pudjianto, G. Strbac, A. Van Der Welle, F. Van Oostvoorn

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    Abstract

    Impacts of increasing wind penetration in the overall electricity system are mainly due to two characteristics of intermittent generation - variability and unpredictability (or prediction error). Impacts (both positive and negative) due to variability and unpredictability were assessed in relation to generation, demand, transmission and distribution systems and markets & trade. In order to counteract the impacts of intermittency, a number of technical and organizational response options are available to the market participants. Each available option should be assessed including technical, economical and regulatory aspects of each option. However, barriers and failures in market competition and regulation may hinder the response options to be developed and implemented by market participants. This paper researches on the main regulatory issues that prevent a successful increase in the wind energy penetration. For this purpose a detailed questionnaire has been elaborated and filled up with the views and opinions of the main stakeholders coming from 5 representative European countries: Spain, UK, Denmark, Germany, and Netherlands. Results presented in this papers are part of the on-going project RESPOND supported by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy and Transport, under the Energy Intelligent Europe (EIE) 2003-2006 Programme.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuropean Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2009, EWEC 2009|Eur. Wind Energy Conf. Exhib., EWEC
    Pages3239-3244
    Number of pages5
    Volume5
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventEuropean Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2009, EWEC 2009 - Marseille
    Duration: 1 Jul 2009 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2009, EWEC 2009
    CityMarseille
    Period1/07/09 → …

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