Quantification of ancillary services from a virtual power plant in an existing subtransmision network
2013 (English)In: Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT EUROPE): 2013 4th IEEE/PES, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Communications Society, 2013, 1-5 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper presents the results of a feasibility study of a virtual power plant (VPP) in central Sweden designed to provide ancillary services to a 50-kV distribution network. The VPP consists of a wind park, hydro plant and reservoir as well as solar PVs and battery energy storage. The 50-kV subtransmission network was modeled in order to evaluate the ancillary services that could be provided by coordinating existing distributed energy resources in the network. Simulations were performed using measured hourly variations in production and consumption at all network nodes. The studied ancillary services include both reactive and active power control. Contribution from the VPP is evaluated for balancing, to enable a producer to meet spot markets bids and avoid purchases of balancing power minimize peak load in order to reduce subscribed power and tariff to the regional 130-kV network decrease network losses the contribution from reactive power control using the power converters to reduce the reactive power flow to the overlying network. Quantification of the economic gains from each operation case is provided.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Communications Society, 2013. 1-5 p.
IEEE PES International Conference and Exhibition on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISSN 2165-4816
Research subject Electric Power Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36975DOI: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2013.6695294Local ID: ad449e03-ffea-480c-89a6-fea6046d8cc8ISBN: 978-1-4799-2984-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-36975DiVA: diva2:1010474
European Innovative Smart Grid Technologies : 06/10/2013 - 09/10/2013
Godkänd; 2013; 20131114 (matbol)2016-10-032016-10-03Bibliographically approved