This paper examines two aspects of wind power generation; the forecasting methods
of wind farms and the use of storage technologies to control power injection. This
general overview also introduces the Hungarian regulations in connection with distributed
generation and renewable energy sources.
The first part of the paper focuses on forecasting methods. The Energy Office ordered
all energy producers to present schedules for their production. Every time the generation
level exceeds the ±30% value compared to the schedule, a penalty tariff must be paid.
The aim of this paper is to introduce some widely used scheduling techniques.
The second part investigates a possible solution for minimizing penalties among wind
generators, by the use of a storage unit. Storage capacity depends on the power of
the generator and the penalty tariffs. We also investigate what prices the system
operator can enforce to encourage producers to use a storage unit.