Wind energy integration

Wind energy integration

Current approaches to wind power integration are still dominated by supply–side management. However, the increasing penetration of wind power and other variable energy resources calls for an integrated system approach that includes the active participation of the demand side, and a smarter grid to facilitate it. A significant benefit of the prospective smart grid is the flexibility to incorporate distributed energy resources and demand response into the power system. 

Our research investigates the impact of smart grid technologies on the integration of wind power into the power system. It focuses on the utilization of selected residential end-use appliances as additional grid resources within smart grid architecture. The effects and the benefits of smart grid technologies are being modeled and simulated. This detailed power system model incorporates market, end-use and electric load models. The goal is to allow traditionally passive loads to become a resource which is actively involved in mitigating the consequences of wind’s variability on the electrical power system.

Modeling and Analysis Tools

GridLAB-D, OSeMOSYS, MESSAGE