Reliability evaluation of solar power in South Africa's power system

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Stone, Adrian en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Merven, Bruno en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Bailey, Nicolas en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-05T03:50:28Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-05T03:50:28Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Bailey, N. 2014. Reliability evaluation of solar power in South Africa's power system. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9135
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Global utilisation of renewable energy sources such as solar photovoltaics (PV) in electric power systems is growing rapidly due to government incentives, and negative environmental impacts associated with conventional generators. Many consider solar PV as a promising alternative source of energy due to its apparent environmental, social and economic benefits. This together with government incentives and programmes such as the renewable energy independent power procurement program (REIPPPP) has allowed for investment in PV in South Africa (SA). Solar irradiation is a variable energy source and thus serious consideration needs to be given to the effect that PV might have on the reliability of the system. As a result traditional methods of evaluating power system reliability cannot be used when utility-scale PV is introduced to the system. Thus probabilistic methods are commonly employed to evaluate reliability. In this thesis time series data was used to simulate the yield from 27 PV plants, as defined by round 1 and round 2 of the REIPPP process, through a yield model developed for this investigation. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.title Reliability evaluation of solar power in South Africa's power system en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Bailey, N. (2014). <i>Reliability evaluation of solar power in South Africa's power system</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9135 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Bailey, Nicolas. <i>"Reliability evaluation of solar power in South Africa's power system."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9135 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Bailey N. Reliability evaluation of solar power in South Africa's power system. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2014 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9135 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Bailey, Nicolas AB - Global utilisation of renewable energy sources such as solar photovoltaics (PV) in electric power systems is growing rapidly due to government incentives, and negative environmental impacts associated with conventional generators. Many consider solar PV as a promising alternative source of energy due to its apparent environmental, social and economic benefits. This together with government incentives and programmes such as the renewable energy independent power procurement program (REIPPPP) has allowed for investment in PV in South Africa (SA). Solar irradiation is a variable energy source and thus serious consideration needs to be given to the effect that PV might have on the reliability of the system. As a result traditional methods of evaluating power system reliability cannot be used when utility-scale PV is introduced to the system. Thus probabilistic methods are commonly employed to evaluate reliability. In this thesis time series data was used to simulate the yield from 27 PV plants, as defined by round 1 and round 2 of the REIPPP process, through a yield model developed for this investigation. DA - 2014 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2014 T1 - Reliability evaluation of solar power in South Africa's power system TI - Reliability evaluation of solar power in South Africa's power system UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9135 ER - en_ZA


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