A (not so) independent aggregator in the balancing market theory, policy and reality check

Ksenia Poplavskaya, Laurens De Vries

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Abstract

The aggregator has been touted as the key enabler of active engagement of distributed energy resources and promises to contribute to greater economic efficiency in the European balancing markets by providing cheap sources of flexibility. This paper presents an empirical analysis of how aggregators organize themselves in relation to other market participants given the rules of the balancing market and the impact thereof on their participation. We reviewed how market design influences their choices by comparing three countries, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands, in the light of the goals set by the EU. Despite the EU policy drive to integrate aggregators, the participation of independent aggregators in the balancing market is so far limited. Relaxing the agreement requirements, allowing pool-based prequalification and standardizing compensation mechanisms unlocks more possible business models for the aggregator and may help create synergies among aggregators, suppliers and balance responsible parties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2018
PublisherIEEE
Volume2018-June
ISBN (Electronic)9781538614884
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event15th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2018 - Lodz, Poland
Duration: 27 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2018
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityLodz
Period27/06/1829/06/18

Bibliographical note

Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository ‘You share, we take care!’ – Taverne project https://www.openaccess.nl/en/you-share-we-take-care Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.

Keywords

  • Aggregator
  • Balance responsible party
  • Balancing market
  • Energy policy
  • Market design

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