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Author Hodge, Bri-Mathias.

Title Wind power forecasting error distributions over multiple timescales [electronic resource] : preprint / Bri-Mathias Hodge and Michael Milligan.

Imprint [Golden, CO] : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2011]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  E 9.17:NREL/CP-5500-50614    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (8 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Series NREL/CP ; 5500-50614
Conference paper (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 5500-50614.
System Details Full text available via Internet in .pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader required.
Note Title from title screen (viewed April 18, 2011).
"March 2011."
"To be presented at the Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, July 24-29, 2011."
Summary Wind forecasting is an important consideration in integrating large amounts of wind power into the electricity grid. The wind power forecast error distribution assumed can have a large impact on the confidence intervals produced in wind power forecasting. In this work we examine the shape of the persistence model error distribution for ten different wind plants in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) system over multiple timescales. Comparisons are made between the experimental distribution shape and that of the normal distribution. The shape of the distribution is found to change significantly with the length of the forecasting timescale. The Cauchy distribution is proposed as a model distribution for the forecast errors and model parameters are fitted. Finally, the differences in confidence intervals obtained using the Cauchy distribution and the normal distribution are compared.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 8).
Funding DE-AC36-08GO28308 WER9.5550
Subject Wind power -- Mathematical models.
Interconnected electric utility systems -- Research.
Wind forecasting -- Texas.
Stochastic analysis.
Error analysis (Mathematics)
Added Author Milligan, Michael R.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
IEEE Power & Energy Society. General Meeting (2011 : Detroit, Mich.)
Gpo Item No. 0430-P-04 (online)
Sudoc No. E 9.17:NREL/CP-5500-50614

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