Stochastic method for the operation of a power system with wind generators and Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storages (SMESs)

Jaehee Lee, Sung-Kwan Joo

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Various energy storage systems have been adopted in power systems for economic and reliability reasons. In order to maintain the reliability of power systems, reserve power needs to be scheduled against possible generation unit outages. The variation of wind power outputs also requires additional reserve power in addition to the reserve for the possible generation unit outages. Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) has a potential for providing regulation power to meet the reserve requirements in power systems involving wind power generators. This paper presents a stochastic method for the optimal operation of a power system with wind generators and SMES systems. Numerical simulation results are presented to illustrate the potential application of SMES systems to power systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5682039
Pages (from-to)2144-2148
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 1



  • Frequency regulation
  • SMES
  • Spinning reserve
  • Wind generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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