publication . Doctoral thesis . 2019

Modeling Power Plant and Electric Grid Dynamics with High Renewable Use and Climate Change in California

Lee, Gi Jung;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2019
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
While advancement of power generation and grid management technologies has enabled their broader applications, recent changes in climate are projected to impose obstacles to performance and operation of the systems employing these technologies. As more renewables are prioritized over fossil fuels to alleviate changes in climate, the power systems are in need of further research to help meet public and environmental demands by complementing renewable intermittency. In this thesis, the combined-cycle plant technology was modeled in the MATLAB/SIMULINK and verified at two different scales: 1) a 19MW UC Irvine central power plant; 2) a 600MW utility-scale power plan...
free text keywords: Mechanical engineering, Climate change, Combined-cycle power plant, Dynamic modeling, Grid dynamics, Load following operation, Renewable Energy
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