Backup of renewable energy for an electrical island: Case study of Israeli electricity system - Current status

A. Fakhouri, A. Kuperman

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Abstract

The paper focuses on the quantitative analysis of Israeli Government's targets of 10% renewable energy penetration by 2020 and determining the desired methodology (models) for assessing the effects on the electricity market, addressing the fact that Israel is an electricity island. The main objective is to determine the influence of achieving the Government's goals for renewable energy penetration on the need for backup in the Israeli electricity system. This work presents the current situation of the Israeli electricity market and the study to be taken in order to assess the undesirable effects resulting from the intermittency of electricity generated by wind and solar power stations as well as presents some solutions to mitigating these phenomena. Future work will focus on a quantitative analysis of model runs and determine the amounts of backup required relative to the amount of installed capacity from renewable resources.

Original languageEnglish
Article number609687
JournalThe Scientific World Journal
Volume2014
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

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