Long Term Impact of Wind Generation on Development of Croatian Power System

D. Jakšić, M. Tot, and S.A. Maričić (Croatia)


Power System Planning, Wind Power, Security of Supply, WASP Model


Wind power plants today represent the fastest growing renewable technology. The intermittency and variability of wind generation are its important characteristics when its integration into existing power systems is considered. This paper analyses the impact of wind generation on long-term expansion of Croatian power generation system, assuming that a feed-in tariff system for renewables is in place. Optimisation of power generation expansion is done by IAEA's (International Atomic Energy Agency) least-cost planning model WASP (Wien Automatic System Planning). Study period covers the years from 2007 to 2020. Results of several development scenarios are presented, through structure of installed generation capacity in the system, CO2 emission, CO2 emission reduction costs and overall system costs (total, investment, O&M and fuel costs). The analysis presented here is the first of this kind conducted for the Croatian power system.

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