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Title: Complementarities of supply and demand sides in integrated energy systems

Abstract

New small-scale demand-side technologies, such as micro combined heat and power technologies (uCHPs) and heat pumps (HPs), offer opportunities to increase system-wide efficiency. Furthermore, the technical and economic characteristics of demand-side technologies could also complement the supply side by providing system services, such as adequacy and flexibility, which are increasingly required due to high variable renewable energy penetration. A capacity expansion methodology that captures the interactions between the supply and demand sides is developed to find cost-optimal and adequate investment portfolios. For the case study presented, the integrated energy system leverages the technical and economic complementarities of different supply and demand-side technologies. As a result, system integration using demand-side technologies improves the value proposition for decentralization given that the technologies can provide heat demand, while also meeting electricity demand and providing adequacy and flexibility.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Vector Ltd., Auckland (New Zealand)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1480916
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5C00-72713
Journal ID: ISSN 1949-3053
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1949-3053
Publisher:
IEEE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; power system economics; power system planning; heating; energy systems integration; decentralization

Citation Formats

Heinen, Steve, and O'Malley, Mark. Complementarities of supply and demand sides in integrated energy systems. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1109/TSG.2018.2871393.
Heinen, Steve, & O'Malley, Mark. Complementarities of supply and demand sides in integrated energy systems. United States. doi:10.1109/TSG.2018.2871393.
Heinen, Steve, and O'Malley, Mark. Fri . "Complementarities of supply and demand sides in integrated energy systems". United States. doi:10.1109/TSG.2018.2871393. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1480916.
@article{osti_1480916,
title = {Complementarities of supply and demand sides in integrated energy systems},
author = {Heinen, Steve and O'Malley, Mark},
abstractNote = {New small-scale demand-side technologies, such as micro combined heat and power technologies (uCHPs) and heat pumps (HPs), offer opportunities to increase system-wide efficiency. Furthermore, the technical and economic characteristics of demand-side technologies could also complement the supply side by providing system services, such as adequacy and flexibility, which are increasingly required due to high variable renewable energy penetration. A capacity expansion methodology that captures the interactions between the supply and demand sides is developed to find cost-optimal and adequate investment portfolios. For the case study presented, the integrated energy system leverages the technical and economic complementarities of different supply and demand-side technologies. As a result, system integration using demand-side technologies improves the value proposition for decentralization given that the technologies can provide heat demand, while also meeting electricity demand and providing adequacy and flexibility.},
doi = {10.1109/TSG.2018.2871393},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid},
number = 1,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}

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