Utility Benefits of Using the Time Frame Capacity Factor Reliability Model

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The time frame capacity factor (TFCF) model is a novel method used to determine the reliability of a power system with integrated renewable energy sources. The only information that this model needs is the capacity factor of a unit over the course of a year (TFCF). The TFCF reliability model can be further developed to simplify a microgrid using overall output power and capacity factor data. In such an environment, the large power grid is simplified considerably, and unknown parameters are kept to a minimum. There are several factors that motivate utilities to model a whole microgrid with a single source. This paper discusses the advantages of the TFCF reliability model for utilities.

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Proceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference

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