تولید انرژی بادی همبسته و سناریو های بار الکتریکی برای تصمیمات سرمایه گذاری
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||تعداد صفحات مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی|
|10519||2013||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید|
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Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Applied Energy, Volume 101, January 2013, Pages 475–482
Stochastic programming constitutes a useful tool to address investment problems. This technique represents uncertain input data using a set of scenarios, which should accurately describe the involved uncertainty. In this paper, we propose two alternative methodologies to efficiently generate electric load and wind-power production scenarios, which are used as input data for investment problems. The two proposed methodologies are based on the load- and wind-duration curves and on the K-means clustering technique, and allow representing the uncertainty of and the correlation between electric load and wind-power production. A case study pertaining to wind-power investment is used to show the interest of the proposed methodologies and to illustrate how the selection of scenarios has a significant impact on investment decisions.
One key issue when dealing with investment problems is the modeling of the uncertain parameters that influence the investment decisions. These parameters include electric load, investment costs, fuel prices, market participants behavior, etc. Two main techniques are available in the technical literature to deal with optimization problems involving uncertain data, namely stochastic programming  and  and robust optimization ,  and . Stochastic programming, which is used in this paper, represents the uncertainty in the input data via scenarios  and thus, an adequate modeling of these scenarios is essential to achieve the best investment decisions. The selection of these scenarios and their influence on investment decisions are analyzed in this paper. As an example, we consider a wind-power investment problem, which seeks to determine the wind-power capacity to be built in an existing electric energy system. Among the references addressing this problem ,  and , in this paper we consider the model proposed in  consisting in a stochastic mathematical program with equilibrium constraints (MPEC). In this particular model, there are two parameters subject to uncertainty that significantly influence the investment decisions: the electric load and the wind-power production. Wind-power, as other renewable sources, is subject to uncertainty and thus requires models rather different to those developed for conventional generating units  and . Moreover, wind-power production for the same facility is different in different locations depending on the wind-power conditions. These wind-power conditions can be represented via scenarios, which are generated using historical data in the location under study. On the other hand, we face the uncertainty of the electric load of the system that has an important impact on market prices, which in turn modify the investment decisions. The electric load uncertainty can also be represented through scenarios based on historical data. Finally, we should note that in most systems electric load and wind-power production are not statistically independent magnitudes. Low values of electric load usually occur during the night, when wind-power production is comparatively higher. Thus, considering electric load and wind-power production as independent phenomena may render suboptimal and inefficient investment decisions. It is thus necessary to properly represent the statistical correlation between electric load and wind-power production. We propose two methods to address the uncertainty of and the correlation between the electric load and the wind-power production in different locations of an electric energy system: the load- and wind-duration curves technique  and the K-means clustering technique ,  and . These methodologies use as input historical data of electric load and wind-power production in different locations of an electric energy system, and provide as output a reduced data set of electric load and wind-power production in different locations that keeps the information and correlation of the historical data. This reduced data set consists of a set of scenarios, each one comprising a value for the electric load and wind-power production in each location of the system. Note that each set of values of electric load and wind-power production in different locations represents a system operating condition, i.e., a scenario. For example, the K-means technique is used in  to generate load and wind input data for the probabilistic evaluation of the total transfer capability in power systems. Within the context above, the contributions of this paper are threefold: 1. To propose, analyze and compare in detail two methodologies to precisely characterize the electric load and wind-power production in several locations of an electric energy system, considering the uncertainty of and the correlation between these two uncertain parameters. 2. To use these two methodologies to derive electric load and wind-power production scenarios used as input data for an investment decision problem (i.e., a long-term planning problem). 3. To analyze through a case study how different scenario representations of the electric load and the wind-power production influence wind-power investment decisions. The remaining of this paper is organized as follows. In Section 2, we describe two techniques to characterize electric load and wind-power production uncertainty, as well as the correlation between the two parameters. In Section 3, these two techniques are used to characterize the electric load and the wind-power production in a given electric energy system. These data are then used to solve a wind-power investment problem in Section 4. Finally, Section 5 concludes the paper with some relevant remarks.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
This paper proposes and analyzes two methodologies to generate correlated electric load and wind-power production scenarios: the load- and wind-duration curves technique and the K-means clustering technique. The scenarios are used as input data in a decision making problem which aims to determine the wind-power facilities to be built in an existing electric energy system. The conclusions below are in order: 1. Since the electric load and the wind-power production in a system are uncertain and correlated, an accurate modeling of this uncertainty and correlation is required in decision making (e.g., investment) problems. 2. The two proposed methodologies, the load- and wind-duration curve and the K-means clustering technique, allow efficiently representing the uncertainty and correlation in the electric load and the wind-power production. Additionally, the K-means technique allows representing the correlation between electric load and wind-power production in different locations, which entails comparatively higher accuracy. 3. Considering either identical or different electric load and wind-power capacity factors in different locations results in different investment decisions, which highlights the importance of an adequate scenario modeling. 4. The differences in item 3 become more relevant if transmission congestion occurs.