Overview of wind power intermittency impacts on power systems

M. H. Albadi*, E. F. El-Saadany

*Corresponding author for this work

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Although integrating a large amount of wind power is technically possible, higher integration costs might be incurred when the penetration level of this intermittent power increases. This paper reviews wind power variability and its different impacts on power systems. In addition, an up-to-date overview of wind power balancing costs is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-632
Number of pages6
JournalElectric Power Systems Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Aggregation effect
  • Balancing requirements
  • Forecasting error
  • Wind power intermittency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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