Scientists at Risø have developed a model to calculate how different components in an electricity system interact during varying circumstances. At the moment this model is the best on the European market. Now it is coming into use helping the Irish energy planning.
It is very windy in Ireland and the country wants to take more advantage of this fact in the future. Altogether, the governments of Ireland and Northern Ireland wish to make more use of renewable energy to provide the power supply.
That is why they want to make a common strategy for how to adapt renewable energy into the existing electricity systems, which mainly work on coal and gas. For this purpose they have created a project called All-Island Grid Study.
Part of the project is a detailed study of the technical and economicl consequences of increasing wind power in the Irish electricity system. Tenders have been invited internationally for this assignment.
Risø was among 21 participants who were asked to tender for the project. Together with the partners RAM-løse EDB, University of Duisburg-Essen and University of Stuttgart, Risø have developed the computer programme Wilmar Planning Tool with Risø as the driving force; the work has been carried out via EU projects in the fifth and sixth framework programme.
Together the partners entered their tender for the Irish project – and won. The assignment is to be finished by April 2007. The project is headed by senior scientist Peter Meibom, Systems Analysis Department, Risø.
For more information: Senior scientist Peter Meibom, tel. 4677 5119, e-mail: email@example.com
See also the homepage of the Wilmar project