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|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||تعداد صفحات مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی|
|7962||2012||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید|
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Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Volume 43, Issue 1, December 2012, Pages 703–711
Participation of wind energy in the day-ahead electricity market implies large deviations from the initial schedule, which leads to costs for the wind farm owner. By means of short-term wind power prediction programs, the contracted energy can be updated in adjustment spot markets, reducing the power deviations and increasing the total revenue for wind power producers. Taking into account the different uncertainties involved in the problem, an optimal bidding strategy can be used to maximize the wind power producer revenues. As the strategy could be very risky due to all these uncertainties, a CVaR constraint for the bid that maximizes the expected revenue is proposed as a way of reducing the risk. A test-case using the Spanish market rules during a 10-month period has been used to check the potential benefits of the aforementioned strategies.
Since the liberalization of the electricity markets, the integration of wind power in the electric energy systems has increased in many countries, and wind producers participate in electricity markets trying to maximize their benefits. This participation implies following the energy market rules and, in general, wind power producers commit a production level, which must be delivered in the settlement period . As wind power is intermittent and un-dispatchable, the future production is estimated through a short-term wind power prediction tool, and there is always an imbalance between the scheduled and the actual production. The wind producer must then buy or sell the difference in the balancing markets, leading to economic losses, since this energy is traded in worse conditions than in the spot energy markets. One way of reducing the error prediction costs is updating the bid made to the day-ahead market in adjustment markets, when predictions with shorter horizons, and thus higher accuracy, are available , , , ,  and . The losses can also be reduced considering the uncertainty of the forecasts, in an optimization strategy which bids a given power to the electricity market, trying to reduce the economic losses, and consequently, improve the revenues. Several approaches for the uncertainty estimation can be found in literature, such as in , , , , ,  and . These optimization strategies are commonly used to foster the incomes of generation producers . Another way of reducing the imbalance costs is the combination of wind energy with an Energy Storage Device  and  or hydro plants . These methods optimize the benefits of a coordinated participation in the electricity market, decreasing the losses due to uncertain forecasts. But market participants must also cope with uncertain market prices. Then, a prediction of the electricity prices is a goal in most optimization problems, as shown in , , , ,  and . Specially relevant is the estimate of the imbalance prices, because the deviations between committed and delivered power are paid according to these prices and lead to imbalance costs which must be borne by the wind power producers. A bad model of these prices may influence strongly the revenues obtained. Since it is not possible to know in advance the value of the imbalance prices, several authors deal with this issue using known prices , considering reserves prices  and  or employing average imbalance prices  and . All these studies are based on simplifications of reality, because the uncertainty of the future imbalance prices and their high dispersion are not considered, so the results obtained may widely differ from those obtained with more realistic assumptions. Further advances in a more proper modeling considering actual imbalance prices were presented in . A risk management restriction may be included in the optimization strategy in an effort to reduce the hazard of having extremely high imbalance losses. This kind of methods considers either the variability of imbalance prices  and , or the production uncertainty risk  and , or both  and , and handles them in order to increase the revenues obtained by the wind power producer with minimum risk. This paper addresses the optimal participation of wind energy in adjustment spot markets1, or intra-day markets, in order to increase the wind producer revenues, through a stochastic optimization process which considers the uncertainty of the random variables involved, namely short-term wind power prediction, intra-day market price prediction and imbalance price prediction. Historic market prices are used to forecast future prices in the adjustment markets and a probabilistic approach, also based on historic imbalance prices, is considered to estimate the future imbalance prices, taking into account their stochastic character. To deal with extremely high and no predictable imbalance prices, a management risk constraint is integrated in the optimization strategy aiming to maximize the profit and reduce the risk of high losses. The strategies presented in this paper are different from those of previous literature. In order to evaluate the actual performance of the proposed trading strategies, the participation of a 21 MW wind farm in the Spanish electricity adjustment markets during a period of 10 months is considered. Results are compared with those obtained with bids based only on point forecasts. Compared to previous works, this paper presents new contributions. It includes an estimate of imbalance prices based on real data and not hypothetical scenarios, and the wind power forecasts are produced with a prediction tool in comparison to theoretical models of wind scenarios presented in other works. In short, all data considered in this paper are based on actual data (market prices, power productions and wind power forecasts). Also, an approach to reduce the risk in the participation of wind traders in electricity markets has been developed. This analysis comprises both production volume and volatility prices risk which are computed in a very simple and efficient way. A wide range of different risk levels is also included in this paper, allowing us to model different attitudes towards risk. Furthermore, the method deals with an analysis for 10 months, which includes data affected by seasonality. This mathematical problem takes into account the participation in three electricity markets, namely, day-ahead, adjustment and imbalances, and involves the uncertainties of both wind power production and electricity prices. The solution is obtained by a simple procedure, which is easy to embed in a real time decision-making tool, because it simulates the standard procedure of wind traders in the Spanish electricity market. This paper also presents conclusions that could be useful for market participants, relative to risk-constrained optimization strategies. Summarizing, the main contributions of this paper are to provide: 1. A probabilistic model of imbalance prices, which allows considering imbalance prices uncertainty in bidding strategies for wind power producers. 2. An effective and simple way to improve the profit of wind power producers through an optimization procedure. 3. A new strategy for the risk-constrained participation in adjustment markets, considering a CVaR value associated to both volume production and market prices variability. The attitude to the risk of wind traders is modeled in this work. 4. A thorough analysis for almost one year of data, so that the advantages of different strategies can be assessed. The paper begins with a short introduction to wind power participation in electricity markets and short-term wind power prediction. Uncertainty of market prices is considered in Section 4 where a probabilistic approach for estimating imbalance prices is described. The optimal strategy for bidding in adjustment spot markets is formulated in Section 5 as an optimization problem, which aims at maximizing the expectation of the revenues for the wind power producer. The optimal risk-constrained strategy is included in Section 6. Section 7 describes the test-case used to check the performance of the new trading strategies and results are provided in Section 8 in comparison to a point forecast trading strategy. Finally, the main conclusions of the study are presented in Section 9.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
From the simulations run, and under the assumed hypothesis, the following conclusions may be drawn: •Strategic bidding in the intra-day market can be used to improve even more the revenues of the wind power producer. The optimal strategy described in this paper includes deterministic intra-day price forecasting as well as probabilistic power forecasting and probabilistic imbalance prices forecasting from historical data. The strategy tends to sell more energy in the intra-day market than forecasted, improving the incomes in that market although the imbalances between contracted and actual production increase. Power imbalance decrease is not encouraged, suggesting an inadequate regulation of the imbalance prices in the case of the Spanish Market. •When applying a risk management strategy, the less severe the restriction is, the higher incomes are obtained, but an upper limit for the revenue can be established, which tallies with the optimal strategy revenue. Again, it is shown that a decrease in the imbalance costs does not imply an increase in the revenues. The risk-constrained strategy seems to benefit neither the wind power producer, nor the electric power system, because the higher losses of the optimal strategy are not avoided and power errors are greater. As the higher losses have been due to extreme unforeseen imbalance prices, further research in the modeling of their uncertainty could lead to higher benefits of the prepared risk-constrained strategy.