Coupling Wind Generators with Deferrable Loads

December 8, 2008 - 12:00pm

During this talk we will explore the possibility of directly coupling deferrable loads with wind generators in order to mitigate the variability and randomness of wind power generation. Loads engage in a contractual agreement of deferring their demand for power by a fixed amount of time and wind generators optimally allocate available wind power with the objective of minimizing the cost of unscheduled supply deviations. The performance of the proposed architecture is simulated and the results indicate that the combination of existing deregulated power markets and demand side flexibility could support large scale integration of wind power without significant impacts on grid operations and without the requirement for prohibitive investments in backup generation. A case study of integrating electric vehicles with wind generators is also presented and the results suggest that using wind generators to charge electric vehicles can result in an impressive increase of wind power capacity factor. For more information about this seminar, please contact: JoAnne Lambert 510.486.4835, or send e-mail to

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