Universities as a source of grid flexibility : A case study

Motasem Bani Mustafa, Patrick Keatley, Y Huang, Osaru Agbonaye, Inna Vorushylo, Neil Hewitt

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This paper presents a case study for Ulster University (UU) campus using NEPLAN Electricity simulation software to study the potential of providing flexibility to the distribution network. Three simulation scenarios were done by adding battery energy storage (BES) to the campus, adding a third wind turbine, and finally adding storage with a third wind turbine. The simulation results show that adding a third turbine without BES will not have that extra benefit to the UU, and a BES should be considered to get the benefit from excess generation from the wind turbine. UU campus ability to manage to cover its load from renewables and BES will allow to reduce the total network demand and solve congestions that may happen from load increasing in the network.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 8 Nov 2019
EventUPEC2019: 54th International Universities Power Engineering Conference 3rd-6th September 2019, Bucharest, Romania - University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 2 Sept 20196 Sept 2019
Conference number: 54th


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  • Energy Storge
  • Batteries
  • Flexibility
  • Renewable Energy
  • Power systems
  • power system stability
  • renewable energy sources
  • batteries
  • energy storage
  • power system simulation


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