Modeling a microgrid as a single source using the timeframe capacity factor reliability model

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This paper proposes a reliability model to convert a microgrid with several renewable energy sources (RESs) to a single source with an overall capacity factor. The proposed model takes into account the probabilistic behavior of solar and wind power generations. The model utilized the most recent RES capacity factor data available over the course of the study period. The timeframe capacity factor (TFCF) is considered for each renewable energy resource, over a considered timeframe (TF). The proposed method significantly reduces the prerequisite data and running time for reliability assessment compared to the existing probabilistic models.

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2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2017

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