Simplified methods for renewable generation capacity credit calculation: A critical review

C. J. Dent, A. Keane, J. W. Bialek

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Abstract

Capacity credits are widely used to quantify the ability of different generating technologies to support demand. Most practical capacity credit calculations are based on detailed risk modelling, however a wide range of simplified approaches are also in use. This paper presents a critical review of these simplified approaches, ranging from annual peak calculations and probabilistic representations of wind, to closed-form expressions derived for small installed wind capacities. The principal themes are that simplified methods must retain the key features of the problem at hand, and that to be of interest simplified methods must either bring substantial computational advantages, or provide additional insight beyond that from a more detailed risk calculation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE PES General Meeting, PES 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE PES General Meeting, PES 2010 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 25 Jul 201029 Jul 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE PES General Meeting, PES 2010

Conference

ConferenceIEEE PES General Meeting, PES 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period25/07/1029/07/10

Keywords

  • Power system modeling
  • Power system reliability
  • Wind power generation

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