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Spatial-economic framework to estimate small biomass plant remuneration in reactive power markets

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Laylakar, Marjhorre [1] ; Major, Lucas V. L. [1] ; Belati, Edmarcio A. [1] ; Falcao, Djalma M. [2] ; Heymann, Fabian [3] ; Melo, Joel D. [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Fed Univ ABC, Engn Modeling & Appl Social Sci Ctr, Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, COPPE, Dept Elect Engn, Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[3] INESC TEC, Ctr Power & Energy Syst, Porto - Portugal
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 0

With growing shares of renewable power generation, ancillary services such as reactive power become increasingly important to balance power systems. In this work, we provide a framework to assess the suitability of small biomass power plants, i.e., less than 5 MW, for reactive power markets. The proposed methodology consists of two-stages and considers the spatial relationship between the biomass plants' location and the regional transmission system and tests different plant remuneration scenarios. In the first step, the reactive energy potentials available from biomass plants are quantified and located through spatial analysis, considering locational factors that influence the economic value that these plants bring to the ancillary services markets. Second, a financial analysis is performed to determine how each biomass plant's electricity bill can be reduced through participation in ancillary services markets. Resulting layers of geographic information provide system operators and policymakers with the available reactive power potential and required financial compensation of biomass plant owners close to the electricity transmission system. The methodology is applied to a case study in Sao Paulo, Brazil, using data from sugar and alcohol plants installed near the regional transmission system's 138 kV lines to assess the implementation of a seasonal reactive power market. (C) 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 21/08832-1 - Optimized allocation of intelligent concentrators in low voltage networks with distributed energy resources
Grantee:Joel David Melo Trujillo
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 19/00466-6 - Spatial microgrid planning with renewable energy and electric vehicles
Grantee:Joel David Melo Trujillo
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants