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Special Issue "Distributed Energy Resources for the Development of the Energy Horizon 2050"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A2: Distributed Energy System".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021) | Viewed by 1464

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. José María Yusta-Loyo
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Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Calle María de Luna 3, 50018 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: energy markets; optimal dispatch of smart grids; vulnerability assessment of critical infrastructure
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Prof. Dr. Manuel Alcázar Ortega
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Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Interests: microgrids; smart grids; demand response; power generation; transmission and distribution
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The European Union and other world regions aim to be climate-neutral by 2050. To make such energy policies credible, future electricity grids need to be flexible on the demand side in order to integrate higher shares of renewable energy resources. Indeed, it is internationally agreed that power systems need more active consumers in order to achieve this objective.

Some barriers need to still be overcome, such as the consideration and remuneration of demand resources in similar conditions to generation for operation purposes when they demonstrate equivalent capabilities. Hence, the active participation and demonstration of capabilities result in significant challenges for small- and medium-sized users, as they are those facing the most barriers, although their potential is undoubted (they consume more than 50% of energy worldwide).

This Special Issue is promoted by the Thematic Network REDYD-2050, composed of ten expert research groups focused on key technologies to make the demand response credible. Therefore, all aspects related to the modeling and aggregation of distributed energy resources, the application of ICTs to demand response, and the development of new market models to facilitate the trading of distributed energy resources and demand will be addressed.

Prof. Dr. José María Yusta-Loyo
Prof. Dr. Manuel Alcázar Ortega
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • active consumers
  • behind-the-meter renewable and storage systems
  • demand aggregation
  • demand forecasting
  • demand response
  • distributed energy resources
  • distributed generation
  • electric vehicle grid integration
  • energy communities
  • energy management
  • energy markets
  • energy policy instruments
  • energy resource optimization
  • energy sharing
  • energy tariffs
  • energy transition
  • grid infrastructure
  • ICTs in smart grids
  • load balancing and ancillary services provision
  • load flexibility
  • local electricity markets
  • long-term resource adequacy
  • market design and regulations
  • non-invasive load monitoring
  • peer-to-peer energy trading
  • price forecasting
  • prosumers
  • regulatory frameworks and incentive mechanisms
  • renewable energy
  • smart cities
  • smart grids
  • smart metering
  • transactive energy systems
  • virtual power plants
  • vulnerability assessment of smart grids

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Communicating the Values and Benefits of Home Solar Prosumerism
Energies 2022, 15(2), 596; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15020596 - 14 Jan 2022
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Clearly and accurately communicating the economic, environmental, and social benefits of solar PV prosumerism poses significant challenges. Previous research shows that government policies and public engagement campaigns can positively impact solar prosumerism; however, little is known about the quality and accuracy of information [...] Read more.
Clearly and accurately communicating the economic, environmental, and social benefits of solar PV prosumerism poses significant challenges. Previous research shows that government policies and public engagement campaigns can positively impact solar prosumerism; however, little is known about the quality and accuracy of information exchanged between rooftop solar installers and potential prosumers. This study addresses part of this gap with a mixed methods approach. First, a multimodal discourse analysis of installation proposals from seven home solar installers in Madrid shows accurate and reasonable financial benefits alongside incongruent social and environmental benefits. Second, the calculated efficiency of the seven proposed solar installations is compared with the efficiency of four different PVSC solar arrays using actual load and generation profiles. The results show that (i) the high variability of actual household demand on the minute-by- minute level significantly decreases self-consumption rate and profitability in comparison with the rates estimated using hourly or monthly, and (ii) the grouping of households into solar communities should significantly increase self-consumption and profitability. Therefore, using minute by minute time series in home solar estimations would reveal an added value and social benefit that is commonly overlooked. We conclude with recommendations for future research and multimodal communication campaigns that balance benefits of individual prosumerism and community solar. Full article
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District Heating as Demand Response Aggregator: Estimation of the Flexible Potential in the Italian Peninsula
Energies 2021, 14(21), 7052; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14217052 - 28 Oct 2021
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The liberalization of the gas market has deeply affected the structure of the gas system. The change from a vertically integrated utility structure to a liberalized architecture has resulted in a new network asset where aggregators could play a key role. To enable [...] Read more.
The liberalization of the gas market has deeply affected the structure of the gas system. The change from a vertically integrated utility structure to a liberalized architecture has resulted in a new network asset where aggregators could play a key role. To enable aggregators’ functionalities, the gas system has moved to a smart configuration. The development of this Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) allowing a two-way communication between the utility and the consumers, together with demand response programs, prove to be an advantageous solution. Utilities are allowed to manage consumers’ gas load by asking them to reduce or shift their gas usage so that rebates or back payments could be available for consumers. In this framework, aimed at ensuring the feasibility of the gas system and promoting the aggregation of small gas loads, a new agent has been identified. In this research, the potential of district heating systems as gas market aggregators, together with a novel architecture for the gas network system has been identified. Furthermore, DR benefits in natural gas systems have been assessed with a focus on the Italian peninsula, where the authors have already carried out a previous analysis in this regard. Full article
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