Aggregated Flexibility to Support Congestion Management

Ozge Okur, Robin Brouwer, Pieter Bots, Fredrik Troost

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Abstract

The increase in variable renewable energy sources requires more flexibility in the power system. This could be provided by small distributed energy sources located at end-users. Aggregators can potentially exploit this flexibility by providing Primary Control Reserve (PCR) services to the Transmission System Operator, and congestion management services to Distribution System Operators. A simulation model based on Linear Programming is used to assess, for a case study in the Netherlands, whether such congestion management services are efficient. The results show that an aggregator can reduce the total system costs with 10-15% relative to traditional grid reinforcements, depending on price and depreciation of batteries, PCR remuneration, and wholesale electricity price.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, ISGT-Europe 2018
EditorsMladen Kezunovic, Meliha Selak
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-4505-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventIEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, ISGT-Europe 2018 - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 21 Oct 201825 Oct 2018

Conference

ConferenceIEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, ISGT-Europe 2018
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
CitySarajevo
Period21/10/1825/10/18

Keywords

  • Aggregator
  • battery
  • congestion management
  • flexibility
  • renewable generation

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    Okur, O., Brouwer, R., Bots, P., & Troost, F. (2018). Aggregated Flexibility to Support Congestion Management. In M. Kezunovic, & M. Selak (Eds.), Proceedings - 2018 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, ISGT-Europe 2018 [8571791] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGTEurope.2018.8571791