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Energies 2018, 11(7), 1765; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11071765

Pan-European Analysis on Power System Flexibility

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre, I-21027 Ispra (VA), Italy
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European Commission, Joint Research Centre, 1755 ZG Petten, The Netherlands
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Received: 4 June 2018 / Revised: 28 June 2018 / Accepted: 3 July 2018 / Published: 5 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Electrical Power and Energy System)
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Ongoing deployments of intermittent non-synchronous power generators (i.e., wind turbines and photovoltaics) challenge power (electricity) system security in terms of matching power generation and demand. Higher flexibility in the future generation fleet and power demand are likely to play an essential role in maintaining secure operation of the power system. This paper proposes a stepwise methodology based on a set of indicators for future power system flexibility analysis through assessing (i) flexibility requirements, (ii) available flexibility resources, and (iii) power system adequacy. The proposed methodology is applied to a European case for 2020 and 2025 scenarios. The insights gained from this study can be used as input in distributing power balancing resources and to introduce new balancing products in a power market. Benefits of the integrated energy market are presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: renewable energy sources; power system flexibility; power dispatch; power system modelling renewable energy sources; power system flexibility; power dispatch; power system modelling
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Poncela, M.; Purvins, A.; Chondrogiannis, S. Pan-European Analysis on Power System Flexibility. Energies 2018, 11, 1765.

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