Impact of intermittent renewable energy generation penetration on the power system networks – A review

Mlilo, Njabulo and Brown, Jason ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0698-5758 and Ahfock, Tony (2021) Impact of intermittent renewable energy generation penetration on the power system networks – A review. Technology and Economics of Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy, 6 (1):25. pp. 1-19.

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Abstract

Entrance of intermittent renewable power energy sources has brought in benefits mainly associated with emission reduction to help the climate change cause and reduce pollution. However, entrance of renewable generation sources, mainly wind and solar generation that are intermittent energy sources by nature has not come without its own challenges. Future power grids will see continued elevation of intermittent generation with instantaneous penetration levels that may potentially be as high as 100% for some periods. This paper reviews published works and highlights technical challenges that require further research to ensure that power grids that will be dominated by inverter-based generation or purely powered by inverter-based generation continue to operate reliably and remain stable for all operating scenarios. The paper outlines further research opportunities in areas of power system security assessment, voltage and frequency management, power system stability, resource forecasting techniques for unit commitment, behind the meter generators and loads integration to grid, frequency and voltage support, power system flexibility assessment methods, protection schemes enhancement, power quality mitigation techniques and modelling requirements to support real-time power system operation.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2022 03:44
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2022 05:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intermittent renewable generation, Power system stability, Power system flexibility, Voltage control, Frequency control, Power quality, Ancillary services
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4008 Electrical engineering > 400803 Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
40 ENGINEERING > 4008 Electrical engineering > 400805 Electrical energy transmission, networks and systems
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8506 Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply > 850601 Energy Services and Utilities
B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8507 Energy Conservation and Efficiency > 850702 Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Transport
B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8506 Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply > 850604 Energy Transmission and Distribution (excl. Hydrogen)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 17 ENERGY > 1703 Energy storage, distribution and supply > 170303 Energy services and utilities
17 ENERGY > 1703 Energy storage, distribution and supply > 170306 Energy transmission and distribution (excl. hydrogen)
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40866-021-00123-w
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46135

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