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Towards high penetration and firm power from wind energy ('FIRMWIND')

Objective

Due to variability, Wind Energy within an Electrical Distribution System has a limited Capacity Credit. This limits exploitation, particularly in remote, weak grids, in island grids and in rural electrification schemes. 'FIRMWIND' will investigate innovative measures to increase Wind Energy's realisable capacity Credit. The project proposes holistic, energy management control of the distribution system including generation plant, consumer loads, storage devices and the import/export link. The project will select and analyse real situations in Europe and in export markets. The analysis will combine analysis methods used by utilities with design techniques used for autonomus'wind-diesel' systems. The optimum solutions will be found by techno-economic assessment. The feasibility of the solutions will be investigated in the context of deregulated market mechanisms.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS LTD.
Address
Elmbank, 11 Office 2
G2 4PB Glasgow
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

BREMER INSTITUT FUER BETRIEBSTECHNIK UND ANGEWANDTE ARBEITSWISSENSCHAFT AN DER UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Hochschulring 20
28359 Bremen
DEUTSCHES WINDENERGIE-INSTITUT GMBH
Germany
Address
Ebertstrasse 96
26382 Wilhelmshaven
ECONNECT LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Energy House, 19 Haugh Lane Industrial Estate
NE46 3PU Hexham,northumberland
PROVEN ENGINEERING PRODUCTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Moorfield Industrial Estate, Troon Road
KA2 0BA Kilmarnock
SINTEF ENERGIFORSKNING A/S
Norway
Address
Sem Saelands Vei 11
7465 Trondheim