(Decision Support for Large Scale Integration of Wind Power) is a
research project supported by the
European Commission under
the Sixth Framework
project has the following objectives:
Demonstrate the applicability of decision support tools based on stochastic analysis and programming for operational management of grids and power plants.
Demonstrate the applicability of strategic analysis tools for decision support for long-term management of grids.
Detailed analysis of improved coordination mechanisms between grid operators, power plant operators, power exchanges etc.
Based on the planning tool developed in the
WILMAR project, a set of
tools is developed which support Transmission System Operators (TSOs)
and other stakeholders in their operational and strategic decision
making related to the integration of high shares of wind or other
More specifically the evaluation of regional and trans-national
transmission line investments caused by large scale introduction of wind
power will be analysed in detail. However the strategic issues at hand
can only be addressed adequately, if a good understanding of the
operational management of grids with high wind energy penetration is
achieved. Therefore the project simultaneously aims at the demonstrating
the applicability of tools for the operational management of grids and
power plants under large scale wind power generation and corresponding
tools for strategic analysis. In the operational management the
inclusion and use of online wind-power data is a particular focus. By
also including load uncertainty and stochastic outages, the operational
tools will be able to estimate the need for power reserves in the system
as a function of the precision of the wind power forecast and load
forecast and the probability of outages. This will enable transmission
system operators responsible for securing power reserves to optimise the
reservation of power reserves and correspondingly minimise the costs
connected to the reservation of power reserves.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Weber
- Chair for Energy Management, University