Barriers to the implementation of response options aimed at mitigating the impact of wind power on electricity systems
Article first published online: 26 NOV 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 14, Issue 6, pages 781–795, September 2011
How to Cite
Olmos, L., Cossent, R., Lobato, E. and Gómez, T. (2011), Barriers to the implementation of response options aimed at mitigating the impact of wind power on electricity systems. Wind Energ., 14: 781–795. doi: 10.1002/we.439
- Issue published online: 3 OCT 2011
- Article first published online: 26 NOV 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 4 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Received: 2 DEC 2009
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Increasing shares of renewable energy in transmission and distribution grids are significantly changing the way electricity systems must function. While these technologies offer great opportunities to fight climate change and reduce Europe's dependency on foreign energy sources, their successful integration poses significant challenges. This article identifies and discusses a set of barriers that have been identified by market parties, European institutions and partners in the European project RESPOND. According to the research findings, main barriers to be overcome include the lack of incentives for generation from some technologies to be installed and participate in markets (both renewable and required conventional generation acting as a back-up), lack of participation of renewables in ancillary services markets, lack of conventional generation and demand providing flexibility to the system, difficulty to carry out required reinforcements to the transmission grid both at local and at regional level, inefficiency of existing network congestion management schemes, as well as well-designed transmission and distribution network charges and lack of incentives for distribution system operators to implement Active Network Management practices in the operation and planning of their networks. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.