A segurança no suprimento de eletricidade considerando a integração de fontes intermitentes na matriz de energia elétrica do Brasil (Reliability of Electricity Supply Regarding the Integration of Intermittent Sources in Brazil's Power Mix)

Mauricio Dester (mauriciodester@gmail.com)1


1Furnas Centrais Elétricas

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: March 2016
Volume: 14,   Issue: 3 
ISSN: 1548-0992


Abstract:
Integration of renewable sources into Brazil's power mix is desirable and necessary. The main benefit from these energy sources is maintaining greenhouse gas emissions at low levels. Nevertheless, high penetration of these energy sources into the power mix can lead to many problems, for instance, intermittency in power generation. There are some mechanisms which can be implemented to mitigate intermittency and allow a higher level of participation of these energy sources in the generation mix. One such mechanism is utilizing Energy Storage Systems (ESS). The goal of this paper is to perform a study to find the best ESS options using Multi-criteria Decision Analysis. Moreover, an examination regarding Hydro Power Plants' reservoirs as an ESS is accomplished through a case study using three of Brazil's significant Hydro Power Plants.

Index Terms:
Renewable Sources, Intermittent Sources, Power Mix, Energy Storage Systems, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis   


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