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Retrieval Probabilities of Secondary Control Reserve within Systems with a High Share of Renewable Energies


  • Hanemann, Philipp
  • Bruckner, Thomas


In this paper, empirically determined retrieval probabilities for control power are investigated. Since there is a continuous need for balancing unscheduled deviations of supply and demand, control power is of very high importance for the stability of the power system. Systems that are characterized by a high share of intermittent energy feed-in are especially effected. Since the market conditions have an influence on bidding behavior, those who are participants in the balancing market have an interest in gaining information about the activation of control power. Though the magnitudes have been changing over the last years, there are clear time dependent patterns.

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  • Hanemann, Philipp & Bruckner, Thomas, 2016. "Retrieval Probabilities of Secondary Control Reserve within Systems with a High Share of Renewable Energies," Contributions of the Institute for Infrastructure and Resources Management 01/2016, University of Leipzig, Institute for Infrastructure and Resources Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:iirmco:012016

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    1. Flinkerbusch, Kai & Heuterkes, Michael, 2010. "Cost reduction potentials in the German market for balancing power," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(8), pages 4712-4718, August.
    2. Sebastian Just & Christoph Weber, 2012. "Strategic Behavior in the German Balancing Energy Mechanism: Incentives, Evidence, Costs and Solutions," EWL Working Papers 1204, University of Duisburg-Essen, Chair for Management Science and Energy Economics, revised Oct 2012.
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    control power; retrieval probabilities; frequency control; power system economics;

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