Risk control in transmission system expansion planning with wind generators

Zheng, Jing, Wen, Fushuan, Ledwich, Gerard, & Huang, Jiansheng (2012) Risk control in transmission system expansion planning with wind generators. European Transactions on Electrical Power.

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With the advent of large-scale wind farms and their integration into electrical grids, more uncertainties, constraints and objectives must be considered in power system development. It is therefore necessary to introduce risk-control strategies into the planning of transmission systems connected with wind power generators. This paper presents a probability-based multi-objective model equipped with three risk-control strategies. The model is developed to evaluate and enhance the ability of the transmission system to protect against overload risks when wind power is integrated into the power system. The model involves:

(i) defining the uncertainties associated with wind power generators with probability measures and calculating the probabilistic power flow with the combined use of cumulants and Gram-Charlier series;

(ii) developing three risk-control strategies by specifying the smallest acceptable non-overload probability for each branch and the whole system, and specifying the non-overload margin for all branches in the whole system;

(iii) formulating an overload risk index based on the non-overload probability and the non-overload margin defined; and

(iv) developing a multi-objective transmission system expansion planning (TSEP) model with the objective functions composed of transmission investment and the overload risk index.

The presented work represents a superior risk-control model for TSEP in terms of security, reliability and economy. The transmission expansion planning model with the three risk-control strategies demonstrates its feasibility in the case study using two typical power systems

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ID Code: 54242
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)
Keywords: Transmission system expansion planning, Wind generators, Probabilistic power flow, Cumulant, Gram-Charlier series, Risk control
DOI: 10.1002/etep.1692
ISSN: 1430-144X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) (090607)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Deposited On: 21 Oct 2012 23:09
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:14

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