Impacts of Wind Power on Thermal Generation Unit Commitment and Dispatch

  title={Impacts of Wind Power on Thermal Generation Unit Commitment and Dispatch},
  author={Bart C. Ummels and Madeleine Gibescu and Eppie Pelgrum and Wil L. Kling and Arno J. Brand},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion},
This paper proposes a new simulation method that can fully assess the impacts of large-scale wind power on system operations from cost, reliability, and environmental perspectives. The method uses a time series of observed and predicted 15-min average wind speeds at foreseen onshore- and offshore-wind farm locations. A Unit Commitment and Economic Dispatch (UC-ED) tool is adapted to allow for frequent revisions of conventional generation unit schedules, using information on current wind energy… 

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