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dc.contributor.advisorKarki, Dr. Rajeshen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBillinton, Dr. Royen_US
dc.creatorARMAN, SABBIR IBNen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T12:00:14Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T12:00:14Z
dc.date.created2016-03en_US
dc.date.issued2016-04-18en_US
dc.date.submittedMarch 2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2016-03-2496en_US
dc.description.abstractRenewable energy sources have received increasing attention in electric power systems around the world due to growing environmental concerns. Wind and solar are among the most promising alternatives to conventional energy generation. There has been a rapid growth of wind and solar energy integration in power systems in the last decade, and is expected to grow further in the years to come. The main concern with wind and solar energy sources is the uncertainty and the intermittency of power generation, which leads to problems in maintaining the overall system reliability. The impacts of these sources on bulk system reliability depend on a large number of factors. The strength of the wind or solar resource at the installation site, the existing renewable power penetration level in the system, the points of connection of these sources to the power grid, the correlation in resource availability between multiple installation sites, and the correlation between the load and the renewable power are key factors that are analyzed in this thesis. These factors are considered in evaluating the bulk system reliability and reliability benefits of wind and solar power sources, and the reliability worth to the electricity customers from the addition of these energy sources. The IEEE-RTS test system is utilized throughout the thesis to evaluate the effects of these factors on bulk system adequacy. Swift Current and Saskatoon wind resources are modeled and utilized in this thesis. The Swift Current area has a strong wind resource and provides better reliability benefit and reliability worth than the Saskatoon wind resource. The benefits from wind and solar power integration, however, also depend significantly on the location where it is connected to the grid network. Wind farms that are diversified in multiple regions with independent wind speed profiles provide superior reliability benefits and worth than wind farms located in one region. The incremental benefits of adding wind or solar power decreases as the renewable power penetration is increased in the power system. Wind power at practical locations provides higher reliability benefits than photovoltaics. However, the daytime contribution of photovoltaics to system reliability is relatively high. The reliability benefits and reliability worth of solar power are significantly different for different seasons. A comparison study on reliability benefit and worth between a wind integrated bulk system and a solar integrated bulk system is also done in this thesis in order to identify the best option for bulk system reliability.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectBulk System adequacy, Wind resource strength, Wind diversification, Daytime solar, Seasonal impact of solar, Wind & Solar reliability benefits and costsen_US
dc.titleBULK SYSTEM ADEQUACY ASSESSMENT INCORPORATING WIND AND SOLAR ENERGYen_US
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDinh, Dr. Anhen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBoulfiza, Dr. Mohen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGokaraju, Dr. Ramakrishnaen_US


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