Towards a sustainable electricity grid: Market and policy for demand-side storage and wind resources

Oluwasola O Ademulegun*, Patrick Keatley, Osaru Agbonaye, Andres Moreno Jaramillo, Neil J Hewitt

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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
Pages (from-to)101116
Number of pages12
JournalUtilities Policy
Volume67
Early online date07 Sep 2020
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online date - 07 Sep 2020

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