Integration of wind power in deregulated power systems

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2010-08-26T22:16:06Z

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Scorah, Hugh

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This thesis investigates the impact of integrating wind power into deregulated power systems. It includes a discussion of the history of deregulation and the development of Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Operators and their role in managing deregulated power systems. A linear algebra optimization model is used to explore the impact of wind power on the operation of the BC and Alberta power systems. The model is used to evaluate the costs and benefits of reducing carbon emissions by adjusting transmission size concurrently with wind integration as well as the value of BC Hydro’s storage dams. Both drought and normal water year scenarios are considered.

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Renewable energy, Cost-benefit analysis, Climatic changes, Wind power, Power resources

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