Dutch study: Integrating large-scale wind works

A new study by a Dutch researcher concludes that Dutch power stations can integrate large amounts of wind power as long as use is made of up-to-date, improved wind forecasts. The study, by a PHD candidate at TU Delft, also concluded that there is no need for storage facilities because new forecasting models make it easier to integrate variable wind conditions into the power system.

"The results show that in the Netherlands we can integrate between 4 GW [gigawatts] and 10 GW into the grid without needing any additional measures," said Lex Hartman, TenneT’s Director of Corporate Development. TenneT is a transmission system operator.

The use of wind power in the Dutch electricity system could lead to a reduction in production costs of EUR1.5 billion annually and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 19 million tons a year, according to TU Delft.

For more information about the study, contact bart.ummels@siemens.com.

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