Group for Research in Decision Analysis

Operation and Planning of Power Systems with Significant Wind Generation

Francisco D. Galiana Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Canada

This talk presents an overview of issues, either reported or of potential research interest, on the system-wide operation and planning of power systems with significant wind generation. Specifically, we review the challenges to account for wind power intermittence and randomness within traditional models such as short-term economic dispatch, unit commitment, and medium and long-term resource coordination. As well, the impact of wind power on the behaviour of electricity markets will be discussed.