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Power grid balancing of energy systems with high renewable energy penetration by demand response

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  • Stadler, Ingo
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    It is generally accepted that the integration of intermittent energy resources like wind energy and photovoltaics into an electricity system cannot exceed a limit of around 20% or 25%, see, e.g. [EWEA, 2005. Large-scale integration of wind energy in the European power supply: analysis, issues and recommendations. The European Wind Energy Association]. However, the decoupling of electricity generation and consumption cannot be implemented only by use of electricity storage. In the end, electricity is converted into many different energy services - quite often into thermal energy - which is better suited for storage. This article presents the results of investigations which studied the potential of those demand response activities for Germany. The investigations are based on both modelling of thermal storage devices and laboratory tests.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Utilities Policy.

    Volume (Year): 16 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 90-98

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:juipol:v:16:y:2008:i:2:p:90-98

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    1. Alessandro Franco & Pasquale Salza, 2011. "Perspectives for the long-term penetration of new renewables in complex energy systems: the Italian scenario," Environment, Development and Sustainability, Springer, vol. 13(2), pages 309-330, April.
    2. Claire Bergaentzlé, 2012. "Particularités d'adoption des compteurs intelligents au Royaume-Uni et en Allemagne : entre marchés de comptage libéralisé et règles à mettre en place pour un réel smart grid intégré," Post-Print halshs-00793322, HAL.
    3. Xian He & Nico Keyaerts & Isabel Azevedo, Leonardo Meeus, Leigh Hancher, Jean-Michel Glachant, 2013. "How to engage consumers in demand response: a contract perspective," RSCAS Working Papers 2013/76, European University Institute.
    4. Zafirakis, D. & Chalvatzis, K. & Kaldellis, J.K., 2013. "“Socially just” support mechanisms for the promotion of renewable energy sources in Greece," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 21(C), pages 478-493.
    5. Claire Bergaentzlé, 2013. "From smart technology to smart consumers: for better system reliability and improved market efficiency," Post-Print halshs-01011169, HAL.
    6. Delucchi, Mark A. & Jacobson, Mark Z., 2011. "Providing all global energy with wind, water, and solar power, Part II: Reliability, system and transmission costs, and policies," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(3), pages 1170-1190, March.
    7. Ketter, Wolfgang & Collins, John & Reddy, Prashant, 2013. "Power TAC: A competitive economic simulation of the smart grid," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 262-270.

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