Cedric De Jonghe

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Demand response, defined as the ability of load to respond to short-term variations in electricity prices, plays an increasingly important role in balancing short-term supply and demand, especially during peak periods and in dealing with fluctuations in renewable energy supplies. However, demand response has not been included in standard models for defining(More)
The ability of load to respond to short-term variations in electricity prices plays an increasingly important role in balancing short-term supply and demand, especially during peak periods and in dealing with fluctuations in renewable energy supplies. However, price responsive load has not been included in standard models for defining the optimal scheduling(More)
Consumer benefits of dynamic pricing depend on a variety of factors. Consumer characteristics and climatic circumstances widely differ, which forces a regional comparison. This paper presents a general overview of demand response programs and focuses on the short-term benefits of dynamic pricing for an average Flemish residential consumer. It reaches a(More)
Trilateral market coupling (TLC) was launched in November 2006 in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The initiative results in a sharp decrease of hourly price differences. This paper analyses whether the price convergence obtained, also reduced price volatility. Evidence for a significant price volatility reduction has only been found on APX. One(More)
The price set in electricity markets is given by the intersection of supply and demand during a given time period. The demand-side has traditionally been a price taker while the supply-side actively adjusts the output of the market clearing unit to fluctuations in consumption. Currently, there is a transition toward active demand participation that can(More)
In a transmission system with HVDC lines or other power flow controlling devices, it is possible to control the active power flow in the lines and indirectly also in other parts of the system. The active control of the power flow through a grid can affect flow-based transmission cost allocation methods as they are based on the DC load flow model. This study(More)
Market designs in their current form are facing challenges triggered by the increase of injection from renewable energy sources (RES). Insufficient remuneration of conventional generators in an energy-only market may lead to inadequate generation mixes to cover peak demands and balance intermittent RES injection. Various corrective actions to the market(More)
Innovative offshore grid designs such as integrating offshore wind farms (OWFs) with interconnectors are gaining popularity. Adequate investment in these designs requires aligning the interest of stakeholders through an appropriate cost allocation method. The aim of this paper is twofold. First, it shows how welfare distribution can influence a stakeholders(More)
Electricity systems require flexibility to maintain their operations. This can be provided by demand response (DR). Therefore, markets are evolving to be more open to DR. However, there still exist barriers for DR participation. These can be categorised into product, economic, technical and consumer barriers. On the other hand, there is a trend towards(More)
As German TSOs are faced with the threat of north-south transmission line overloading, the option of a national bidding zone reconfiguration in the form of a separate northern and southern bidding zone is investigated. By imposing a limit on north-south transactions during market clearing, less redispatch actions are necessary afterwards, as such resulting(More)