Reliability of wind power from dispersed sites [electronic resource] : a preliminary assessment
- Berkeley, Calif. : University of California, Berkeley, 1978. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- University of California, Berkeley and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The reliability benefit of geographically dispersed wind turbine generators is analyzed. Electricity produced from wind machines experiences wide fluctuations of output at a given site. Yet the value of electricity is a function of its reliability. Pricing schedules have traditionally valued firm power, that is, reliably available power, much more highly than ''dump power;'' that is, power which is available intermittently on an ''if and when'' basis. The conventional wisdom on wind power suggests that it is unrealistic to expect that wind generation will be sufficiently reliable to displace conventional capacity. While such conclusions may be valid for analysis of individual sites, the main thesis of this paper is that geographical dispersal improves aggregate reliability.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 04/01/1978., "lbl-6889", and Kahn, E.
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