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

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.

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Coordinator

RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS LTD.

Address

Elmbank, 11 Office 2
G2 4pb Glasgow

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Michael ANDERSON (Dr.)

Participants (5)

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BREMER INSTITUT FUER BETRIEBSTECHNIK UND ANGEWANDTE ARBEITSWISSENSCHAFT AN DER UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

DEUTSCHES WINDENERGIE-INSTITUT GMBH

Germany

ECONNECT LTD.

United Kingdom

PROVEN ENGINEERING PRODUCTS LIMITED

United Kingdom

SINTEF ENERGIFORSKNING A/S

Norway

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ERK5-CT-1999-00016

  • Start date

    1 May 2000

  • End date

    30 April 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 876 208

  • EU contribution

    € 463 040

Coordinated by:

RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS LTD.

United Kingdom