Towards A Sustainable Electricity Grid: Market and Policy for Demand-Side Storage and Wind Resources

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Abstract

While the net benefit of installing Distributed Energy Resources (DER) is largely locational, this work examines the system value in adding wind turbines and battery storage to a Northern Irish electricity distribution network. The DER – turbines and storage – were deployed in modules: first, for increased self-consumption of wind energy and secondly, for additional services. The results suggest that, given the current market structure, deploying the DER solely for increased self-consumption, while technically achievable, is not economically feasible. The upgrading approaches profitability and sustainability as the storage is deployed for stacked market services – and could be achieved through suitable market policies.
Original languageEnglish
Article number101116
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalUtilities Policy
Volume67
Early online date7 Sep 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Electricity grid sustainability Equitable energy market Wind energy storage
  • Equitable energy market
  • Wind energy storage

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