Installed wind capacity and contributions of wind to demand supply have grown in Spain in the last decade significantly. Wind is supplying a growing rate of demand. In specific situations it has supplied over 50% of Spanish demand. This has implications on the operation of the energy system. Systems facing large wind integration have to cope with production variability and uncertain predictability of wind resources. Thus, it is necessary to adapt reserve requirements to changing system conditions. Today thermal and hydro plants provide the regulation reserves. In the future, alternative reserve sources may gain more importance. The response of demand may be a possible way to provide these reserves. In this article, reserve requirements in a system facing high wind integration will be assessed. Demand response is considered as further reserve source in the system of Gran Canaria, an island belonging to Spain.
11th IAEE European Conference - Energy Economy, Policies and Supply Security: Surviving the Global Economic Crisis, Vilna (Lituania). 26 agosto 2010
Fecha de publicación: agosto 2010.
K. Dietrich, J.M. Latorre, L. Olmos, A. Ramos, Adequate regulation reserve levels in systems with large wind integration using demand response, 11th IAEE European Conference - Energy Economy, Policies and Supply Security: Surviving the Global Economic Crisis, Vilna, Lituania, 26-28 Agosto 2010.