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dc.contributor.advisorChung, Chi Yung
dc.creatorAnsari, Osama Aslam
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-30T16:37:37Z
dc.date.available2021-04-30T16:37:37Z
dc.date.created2021-04
dc.date.issued2021-04-30
dc.date.submittedApril 2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10388/13368
dc.description.abstractDriven by a confluence of multiple environmental, social, technical, and economic factors, traditional electric power systems are undergoing a momentous transition toward sustainable electric power systems. One of the important facets of this transformation is the inclusion of high penetration of variable renewable energy sources, the chief among them being wind power. The new source of uncertainty that stems from imperfect wind power forecasts, coupled with the traditional uncertainties in electric power systems, such as unplanned component outages, introduces new challenges for power system operators. In particular, the short-term or operational reliability of sustainable electric power systems could be at increased risk as limited remedial resources are available to the operators to handle uncertainties and outages during system operation. Furthermore, as sustainable electric power systems and natural gas networks become increasingly coupled, the impacts of outages in one network can quickly propagate into the other, thereby reducing the operational reliability of integrated electric power-gas networks (IEPGNs). In light of the above discussion, a successful transition to sustainable electric power systems necessitates a new set of tools to assist the power system operators to make risk-informed decisions amid multiple sources of uncertainties. Such tools should be able to realistically evaluate the hour- and day-ahead operational reliability and risk indices of sustainable electric power systems in a computationally efficient manner while giving full attention to the uncertainties of wind power and IEGPNs. To this end, the research is conducted on five related topics. First, a simulation-based framework is proposed to evaluate the operational reliability indices of generating systems using the fixed-effort generalized splitting approach. Simulations show improvement in computational performance when compared to the traditional Monte-Carlo simulation (MCS). Second, a hybrid analytical-simulation framework is proposed for the short-term risk assessment of wind-integrated power systems. The area risk method – an analytical technique, is combined with the importance sampling (IS)-based MCS to integrate the proposed reliability models of wind speed and calculate the risk indices with a low computational burden. Case studies validate the efficacy of the proposed framework. Third, the importance sampling-based MCS framework is extended to include the proposed data-driven probabilistic models of wind power to avoid the drawbacks of wind speed models. Fourth, a comprehensive framework for the operational reliability evaluation of IEPGNs is developed. This framework includes new reliability models for natural gas pipelines and natural gas-fired generators with dual fuel capabilities. Simulations show the importance of considering the coupling between the two networks while evaluating operational reliability indices. Finally, a new chance-constrained optimization model to consider the operational reliability constraints while determining the optimal operational schedule for microgrids is proposed. Case studies show the tradeoff between the reliability and the operating costs when scheduling the microgrids.
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dc.subjectPower systems reliability
dc.subjectpower systems operation
dc.subjectrenewable energy
dc.titleOPERATIONAL RELIABILITY AND RISK EVALUATION FRAMEWORKS FOR SUSTAINABLE ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2021-04-30T16:37:37Z
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewan
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
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dc.contributor.committeeMemberKarki, Rajesh
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChowdhury, Nurul
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAlam, Shafiq
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNguyen, Ha
dc.creator.orcid0000-0001-7148-5541


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