Optimal Capacity Firming Contracts for Wind Power Generation Firms

F. Bouffard, D. S. Kirschen, Q. Chen, R. Belhomme, A. Nekrassov

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    Electricity markets whose operating rules penalize generators for being out of balance put wind power generators in a poor competitive position in comparison to power plants with fully-controllable output. Wind capacity firming contracts, whereby the output of a flexible dispatchable plant is coupled to that of wind, offer a way around this weakness. In this work we investigate how one would model and optimize the terms of such contracts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationhost publication
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2008
    Event2008 INFORMS Meeting - Washington DC, USA
    Duration: 1 Jan 1824 → …


    Conference2008 INFORMS Meeting
    CityWashington DC, USA
    Period1/01/24 → …


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