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Grid integration & operational challenges of renewable energy sources in ADWEA power network

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4 Author(s)
Uddin, E. ; Abu Dhabi Transm. & Dispatch Co. TRANSCO, United Arab Emirates ; Siddiqui, H. ; Hegazy, R. ; Al Harthi, S.

The world is anticipating the leaders and planners of future energy market to come up with some tangible and sustainable solution, to deal with the dependence and reliance of human-kind over hydrocarbon resources for their energy requirements, not only to cope with the exponentially growing demand but also to the hazards and risks to the mother nature due to carbon emission. With strong commitment from government of Abu Dhabi, ADWEA (Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority) commences number of initiatives, fully supported by MASDAR (The renewable energy resource provider in UAE) and TRANSCO (Abu Dhabi Transmission & Dispatch Company). This paper will provide an insight of the activities going around UAE's power sector in this perspective and how dispatching and regulatory aspects are being tackled here with renewable resources. The paper will also look into the in depth analysis of challenges that power system operator will face in integration and consequently in operational phases of this kind of power production. Ways and means to attend these issues are suggested in background of international experiences and best practices. With the commitment from the leaders of the country by 2020 around 7% of the total required energy demand will be coped with renewable, it is a colossal task for TRANSCO and ADWEA to gear up and prepared to successfully support Abu Dhabi government vision.

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Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Middle East (ISGT Middle East), 2011 IEEE PES Conference on

Date of Conference:

17-20 Dec. 2011