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The objective of this research project is to develop and implement an advanced control system for medium sized power systems with a high penetration of renewable power sources. The power system of the Greek island of Lemnos, which presents a maximum demand of 7 MW a minimum of 2 MW and where there are already installed wind turbine generators of about 1.2 MW capacity, was selected as a typical medium size diesel-wind power system for the study. An advanced control system has been developed to maximize the integration of wind power while ensuring the stability of the power system through the operation of security rules. The system was installed in January 1995 at two wind farms, however these are currently being rehabilitated due to severe storm damage. The control system runs on a personnal (PC). The main features are: dispatching module (to optimize the scheduling of the various diesel units); security assessment module (to access the security of the power system); load forecasting module (to produce forecasts for the power demand); wind power forecasting module (to produce forecasts for the future two or three hours). This report presents in detail the control system and the installation phase.

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Authors: KARINIOTAKIS G, Ecole des Mines de Paris, Centre d'Energetique, Sophia Antipolis (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16686 (EN (1996) 159pp., FS, ECU 16.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5007-8
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