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Managing peak loads in energy grids: Comparative economic analysis


  • Zhuk, A.
  • Zeigarnik, Yu.
  • Buzoverov, E.
  • Sheindlin, A.


One of the key issues in modern energy technology is managing the imbalance between the generated power and the load, particularly during times of peak demand. The increasing use of renewable energy sources makes this problem even more acute. Various existing technologies, including stationary battery energy storage systems (BESS), can be employed to provide additional power during peak demand times. In the future, integration of on-board batteries of the growing fleet of electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) into the grid can provide power during peak demand hours (vehicle-to-grid, or V2G technology).

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  • Zhuk, A. & Zeigarnik, Yu. & Buzoverov, E. & Sheindlin, A., 2016. "Managing peak loads in energy grids: Comparative economic analysis," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 88(C), pages 39-44.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:88:y:2016:i:c:p:39-44
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2015.10.006

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