Composite Reliability Assessment of Power Systems with Large Penetration of Renewable Sources

  • Armando M. Leite da Silva
  • Luiz Antônio F. Manso
  • Silvan A. Flávio
  • Mauro A. da Rosa
  • Leonidas C. Resende
Part of the Reliable and Sustainable Electric Power and Energy Systems Management book series (RSEPESM)


The constant increase in oil prices and the concern over the reduction of gas emissions causing the greenhouse effect favor the creation of policies to encourage the production of energy through renewable sources. The recent restructuring of the electricity sector has introduced new concepts such as power market, transmission open access, cogeneration, independent production, etc., which enabled the decentralized energy generation, strengthening such policies. Thus, non-conventional energy sources, namely wind power, mini-hydro, solar, and cogeneration (e.g., biomass), start having a significant contribution in the energy production matrix. However, if the volatility of the available capacity from such sources is not properly considered, the decisions taken in power systems expansion and/or operation planning can severely endanger the reliability of the power supply. Thus, systems planners and operators will require new computational tools capable of coping with these characteristics, in addition to the recent power system market implementation in a deregulated environment.


Monte Carlo Simulation Reliability Index Renewable Source Composite Reliability Optimal Power Flow 
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This work was partially supported by the following Brazilian research institutions: CNPq, CAPES, FAPEMIG, and INERGE. The authors would like to thank Prof. Warlley Salles (Federal University of São João del-Rei, MG, Brazil), Prof. Manuel Matos and Mr. Ricardo Ferreira (INESC Tec, Porto, Portugal), and also Dr. Reinaldo González-Fernández (Itaipu Binational, Paraguay) for important discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Armando M. Leite da Silva
    • 1
  • Luiz Antônio F. Manso
    • 2
  • Silvan A. Flávio
    • 1
  • Mauro A. da Rosa
    • 3
  • Leonidas C. Resende
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Electrical Systems and EnergyFederal University of Itajubá, UNIFEIItajubáBrazil
  2. 2.Electrical Engineering DepartmentFederal University of São João del-Rei, UFSJSão João del-ReiBrazil
  3. 3.Power System UnitINESC TechPortoPortugal

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