In this project, Nikolaos Alagialoglou has analysed how the Greek Interconnected Energy System of 2020 can be technically optimised aiming at a high wind penetration. The way in which the operation of the units is technically regulated according to the optimisation process of EnergyPLAN is described and the outputs are compared with similar results obtained from CRES simulations. A sensitivity analysis is conducted to unveil the impacts of various parameters, based on criteria such as the minimisation of excess electricity production, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Furthermore, the findings of the previous analysis are used to compose four different scenarios in order to identify the maximum wind penetration technically feasible for the system.
Read more in the project report from January 2011.