Contributions to the analysis of “Integrating large scale wind power into the electricity grid in the Northeast of Brazil” [Energy 100 (2016) 401–415]

Research paper by Raul Miranda, Rafael Soria, Roberto Schaeffer, Alexandre Szklo, Luis Saporta

Indexed on: 18 Nov '16Published on: 09 Nov '16Published in: Energy


This paper contributes to the analysis made by an article recently published in this journal [1]. The purpose of this manuscript is to bring new contributions to this complex subject, namely the limits to the penetration of variable renewable energy (VRE) into national grids. A detailed and advanced model has been used in this work in order to add further contributions to De Jong et al. [1] findings. For example, by applying an optimization model, we were able to show that the high wind penetration (65%) almost without curtailment found by [1] might not happen, mainly due to inflexibility constraints in Brazilian power plants and also to transmission limits.

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