Increasing energy reliability and power quality via intermittent onsite generation

Tongdan Jin, Fei Sun, David W. Coit, Yi Ding

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Onsite or distributed generation differs from centralized power plants in that electricity in the former is produced by many small and dispersed energy resources (DER). Typical DER units include wind turbines, solar photovoltaics, micro-hydro systems, and tidal and wave generators. Power intermittency and equipment costs are the main barriers that confine the large-scale deployment of these variable energy sources. This paper characterizes the intermittency of renewable energy production based on the moment methods, and further demonstrates how distributed wind- and solar-based power improves the energy reliability and the voltage stability albeit their intermittent nature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2015
PublisherInstitute of Industrial Engineers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780983762447
StatePublished - 2015
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2015 - Nashville, United States
Duration: May 30 2015Jun 2 2015

Publication series

NameIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2015


OtherIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


  • Distributed energy production
  • Moment method
  • Power quality
  • Renewables integration
  • Variation propagation


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