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The ADDRESS European Project (Active Distribution networks with full integration of Demand and distributed energy RESourceS) aims to deliver a comprehensive commercial and technical framework for the development of “Active Demand” in the smart grids of the future. It works towards enabling the active participation of domestic and small(More)
Wind power suffers from two problems: it is non-dispatchable and thus cannot be altered to coincide with power demand and the predictability of wind power is limited. Controllable flexible resources are thus crucial when managing a particular energy portfolio with a considerable share of wind power. This paper therefore assesses the feasibility of employing(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)
This article focuses on the short term management of an energy portfolio with a considerable share of wind generation by a Balance Responsible Party. The portfolio consists of Gas Fired Power Plants and producers of wind energy on the supply side, and industrial and residential consumers on the demand side. Different balancing options are considered to(More)
In this study market opportunities for very smallscale (1–2kWe) micro-CHP (=µCHP) units in domestic dwellings in Flanders (Belgium) were explored. From all available μCHP technologies, the Stirling-based units seem the only ones to be very close to commercial market introduction, followed by (O)RC based units. With the scope limited to(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)
The e-harbours project aims at transforming the energy provision in North Sea Region harbour cities to a more sustainable and accessible energy model. This will be realized by determining new standards with a focus on 3 key aspects: Virtual Power Plants, electric mobility and renewable energy. Via the exchange of technical expertise and energy market(More)
Insufficient incentives from the market lead to threats to generation adequacy. In order to create more steady investment signals, capacity mechanisms (CMs) are discussed in many European countries. CMs are discussed to complement energy-based market designs and ensure long-term generation adequacy. The introduction of a CM has an impact, both in the(More)
The energy sector is undergoing a structural transition due to the increasing share of Distributed Renewable Energy Sources. One of the main stakeholders is the Distribution System Operator (DSO) because of the massive investments that are needed at DSO level. Despite the urgency, studies show a declining DSO investment effort indicating that barriers exist(More)