Least cost optimal wind generation capacity in the Australian National Electricity market considering wind integration costs

Christy Hue Thanh Nguyen

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Wind is widely known as clean energy source that brings environmental benefits. Increasing wind generation beyond a certain penetration level, however can cause negative effects to electrical grids and power systems. The Government needs to balance electricity generation from conventional (e.g. coal, gas and hydro) and intermittent sources (e.g. wind and solar) to maintain power system security and reliability at least cost. Using simulation and optimization techniques, this research examines the economic impacts of integrating large amount of wind power into the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM). The research identifies least cost optimal wind penetration levels for the NEM over the next decade.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Ma, Chunbo, Supervisor
  • Hailu, Atakelty, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date6 Apr 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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