Home » GRID INTEGRATION » Design and operation...

Design and Operation of European Power Systems with Large Amounts of Wind Power

In order to integrate wind power efficiently at higher penetration levels, changes to the operating methods of various parts of the power system, such as generators and transmission systems, are required. Moreover, active management at the design side of the power system can be used to facilitate wind power integration. Wind power, with it's variable output characteristics, affects other generators in the system. As well as reducing their required output, wind power also requires other plants in the system to be scheduled differently.


In order to efficiently integrate large amounts of wind power, it is essential for the system design to be more flexible, which can be achieved by a combination of:


  • Flexible generating units;
  • Flexibility on the demand side;
  • Availability of interconnection capacity; and
  • More flexible rules in the power market.

  Acknowledgements | Sitemap | Partners | Disclaimer | Contact

coordinated by


supported by

Intelligent Energy Europ

The sole responsibility for the content of this webpage lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Communities. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that maybe made of the information contained therein.