Renewable Energy Options and Frequency Regulation

Part of the Power Electronics and Power Systems book series (PEPS)

As the use of renewable energy resources (RESs) increases worldwide, there is rising interest in the impacts on power system operation and control. This chapter presents an overview of the key issues and new challenges on frequency regulation, concerning the integration of renewable energy units into the power systems. The impact of power fluctuation produced by variable wind and solar renewable sources on system frequency performance via a simulation study is analysed. An updated LFC model is introduced, and the need for the revising of frequency performance standards is emphasized. Finally, a brief survey on the recent studies on the frequency regulation in the presence of RESs and associated issues is presented.

10.1 RESs and New Challenges

The increasing need for electrical energy in the twenty-first century, as well as limited fossil fuel reserves and the increasing concerns with environmental issues for the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gasses [1], call...


Power System Wind Turbine Wind Power Wind Farm Power Fluctuation 
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