A Wind-Solar-Energy Storage System Leading to High Renewable Penetration in the Island System of Kinmen


Kinmen Island lacks fossil-fuel energy, However, it has rich potential for solar and wind energy resources because of its excellent climate and geographical location. Therefore, a large scale utilization of the renewable energy sources is favoured. In June 2004, the Kinmen County government published the Strategic Plan for the Sustainable Development of Kinmen, which focuses on maintaining the ecology of the islands. In the near future, a high penetration of renewable power can be predicted to be installed in this island. However, a large renewable energy penetration into a diesel power system would face technical and economic problems. Therefore, this study intends to discuss the system operation of the Kinmen system and investigates the original unit commitment scheduling. Based on the simulation results, a new unit commitment scheduling will be proposed in this work.

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Wu, Y. , Lee, C. , Jan, B. and Huang, Y. (2013) A Wind-Solar-Energy Storage System Leading to High Renewable Penetration in the Island System of Kinmen. Engineering, 5, 81-88. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.51B015.

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