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Value of demand flexibility on spot and reserve electricity markets in future power system with increased shares of variable renewable energy


  • Roos, Aleksandra
  • Bolkesjø, Torjus Folsland


The growing share of variable renewable energy (VRE) generation and the reduction in conventional power plant capacity creates challenges for power system operation. Increased variability of production causes increased reserve requirements while the number of reserve providers is reduced. For this reasons, power systems' flexibility is a major topic of research nowadays, and electricity demand is considered one of the most valuable flexibility sources.

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  • Roos, Aleksandra & Bolkesjø, Torjus Folsland, 2018. "Value of demand flexibility on spot and reserve electricity markets in future power system with increased shares of variable renewable energy," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 144(C), pages 207-217.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:energy:v:144:y:2018:i:c:p:207-217
    DOI: 10.1016/

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