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dc.contributor.authorHuang, Junling
dc.contributor.authorLu, Xi
dc.contributor.authorMcElroy, Michael Brendon
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-26T14:33:44Z
dc.date.issued2013-08-26
dc.identifierQuick submit: 2013-08-22T15:04:33-04:00
dc.identifier.citationJunling Huang, Xi Lu and Michael B. McElroy. 2014. Meteorologically defined limits to reduction in the variability of outputs from a coupled wind farm system in the Central US. Renewable Energy 62 (Feb): 331–340.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0960-1481en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10981611
dc.description.abstractStudies suggest that onshore wind resources in the contiguous US could readily accommodate present and anticipated future US demand for electricity. The problem with the output from a single wind farm located in any particular region is that it is variable on time scales ranging from minutes to days posing difficulties for incorporating relevant outputs into an integrated power system. The high frequency (shorter than once per day) variability of contributions from individual wind farms is determined mainly by locally generated small scale boundary layer. The low frequency variability (longer than once per day) is associated with the passage of transient waves in the atmosphere with a characteristic time scale of several days. Using 5 years of assimilated wind data, we show that the high frequency variability of wind-generated power can be significantly reduced by coupling outputs from 5 to 10 wind farms distributed uniformly over a ten state region of the Central US in this study. More than 95% of the remaining variability of the coupled system is concentrated at time scales longer than a day, allowing operators to take advantage of multi-day weather forecasts in scheduling projected contributions from wind.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEngineering and Applied Sciencesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1016/j.renene.2013.07.022en_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjectinterconnectionen_US
dc.subjecttransient wavesen_US
dc.subjectmeteorologically defined limitsen_US
dc.titleMeteorologically Defined Limits to Reduction in the Variability of Outputs from a Coupled Wind Farm System in the Central USen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.date.updated2013-08-22T19:04:59Z
dc.description.versionAuthor's Originalen_US
dc.rights.holderJunling Huang, Xi Lu, Michael B. McElroy
dc.relation.journalRenewable Energyen_US
dash.depositing.authorMcElroy, Michael Brendon
dc.date.available2013-08-26T14:33:44Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.renene.2013.07.022*
dash.contributor.affiliatedLu, Xi
dash.contributor.affiliatedHuang, Junling
dash.contributor.affiliatedMcElroy, Michael


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