Economic Impacts of Advanced Weather Forecasting in Energy System Operations

TitleEconomic Impacts of Advanced Weather Forecasting in Energy System Operations
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsZavala, VM, Constantinescu, EM, Anitescu, M
Date Published10/2009
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P1687-1009
Abstract

We analyze the impacts of adopting advanced weather forecasting systems at different levels of the decision-making hierarchy of the power grid. Using case studies, we show that state-of-the-art numerical weather prediction (NWP) models can provide high-precision forecasts and uncertainty information that can significantly enhance the performance of planning, scheduling, energy management, and feedback control systems. In addition, we assess the forecasting capabilities of the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model in several application domains.

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