Dampening variaiton in the Northern European Wind ENergy Output
Paper in proceedings, 2011
The limit to dampen the variation in the output of the wind energy in the Nordic countries and Germany was investigated using meteorological wind speed data. Data from 2009 was used and tests were performed on data from 2006-2008. The results show that the variation in aggregated wind power output can be significantly lowered from finding an optimal allocation. For the data used in this work, the coefficient of variation (standard deviation/mean) was 0.50 for the optimized aggregation of sites, compared to 0.75 for the present day installation. Thus, such an optimal allocation may result in less need for dispatch and other measures to deal with the intermittency of wind power.
Wind power siting