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Comparative Study of the Moroccan Power Grid Reliability in Presence of Photovoltaic and Wind Generation

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The photovoltaic sector in Morocco is a serious option for the future. The integration of this type of energy into the grid has a considerable effect on the adequacy of the grid. The objective of this work is to assess the reliability of the Moroccan power grid at the hierarchical level I (HLI: load coverage under the assumption of infinite node) using a non-sequential Monte Carlo simulation in which photovoltaic generation is introduced. In order to lead such a study, a model was used in order to calculate the hourly solar radiation and to determine the time evolution of the electrical power produced by photovoltaic power plants. Finally, we also compared the impact of both PV and wind generations in terms of adequacy of the Moroccan electrical supply.

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M. Oukili, S. Zouggar, M. Seddik, T. Ouchbel, F. Vallée and M. Hafiani, "Comparative Study of the Moroccan Power Grid Reliability in Presence of Photovoltaic and Wind Generation," Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Vol. 4 No. 4, 2013, pp. 366-377. doi: 10.4236/sgre.2013.44043.

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