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MD5: Uncertainty, Variability and ESI Impacts on Power System Flexibility

As the penetration levels of renewable energy sources grow, the flexibility needs of the power system increase. Energy system integration (ESI) measures such as storage, demand response, interconnection, gas and water systems integration, power-to-gas (P2G) and distributed energy resources etc. can play a significant role in meeting these flexibility requirements and increasing the potential of renewable energy. For a full assessment, it will be necessary to capture the short-term benefits (seconds to days and weeks) whilst also allowing this flexibility value to be properly represented in longer-term (years) capacity expansion assessments. However, achieving the necessary temporal and geographical scope can result in model detail being sacrificed due to the increased dimensionality of the problem, with implications for the validity of any conclusions reached.

 

Current work in this area involves coupling existing energy system models with more detailed unit commitment models to examine the impact of temporal and operational constraints. These, so called, “soft-linking” approaches use existing energy system models designed for conventional based systems, but they can fail to truly capture the flexibility issues and how they might influence long-term decisions.

 

The work package will consider how a variety of ESI measures should be modelled to allow fair evaluation of their impacts on the power system. Recognising the fact that many resources will interact directly with the distribution network, a characterisation of each is required within the context of various system optimisation methods, such as unit commitment and optimal power flow. Additionally, the potential emergence of energy communities, due to the availability of small-scale renewable energy sources and affordable, off-the-shelf ICT technologies, may have significant consequences for distribution/transmission system interactions and power system flexibility needs. Investigating how different local resources may be optimally pooled together, not only for the benefit of the community itself, but also for optimised interaction with the distribution network, the retailer, the transmission system operator and the electricity market is an key ESI research challenge.

 

Members


Professor Andrew Keane
Professor, Head of Energy Institute, University College Dublin
andrew.keane@ucd.ie
01 716 2555
Dr Terence O'Donnell
Co-Principal Investigator, Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
terence.odonnell@ucd.ie
+353 1 7161953
Dr Damian Flynn
Funded Investigator, Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University College Dublin
damian.flynn@ucd.ie
01 716 1819
Dr Paula Carroll
Lecturer/Assistant Professor, School Of Business
paula.carroll@ucd.ie
+353 1 7164776
Dr Mel Devine
Assistant Professor, School of Business, University College Dublin
mel.devine@ucd.ie
Dr Alireza Soroudi
Funded Investigator, Assistant Professor, School Of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Alireza.soroudi@ucd.ie
Dr John Curtis
Funded Investigator, Associate Research Professor, ESRI, Dublin
John.Curtis@esri.ie
+353 1 8632000
Prof Valentin Bertsch
Professor of Energy Systems Analysis, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Valentin.Bertsch@dlr.de
Dr Juha Kiviluoma
Postdoc Researcher
Juha.Kiviluoma@vtt.fi
Ran Li
PhD Researcher
ran.li@ucdconnect.ie

Research Outputs


Journal

Benchmarking Leachate Co-treatment Strategies in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants under Dynamic Conditions and Energy Prices

2020; Journal of Environmental Management; Dereli, R.K. Giberti, M., Liu, Q., Flynn, D., Casey, E.

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Fast Resource Scheduling for Distribution Systems Enabled With Discrete Control Devices

2019; IEEE Systems Journal; A. Nouri, A. Soroudi and A. Keane

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Journal

Strategic Scheduling of Discrete Control Devices in Active Distribution Systems

2019; IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery; A. Nouri, A. Soroudi and A. Keane

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Journal

Resilient Decentralized Control of Inverter-interfaced Distributed Energy Sources in Low-voltage Distribution Grids

2019; IET Smart Grid; A. Nouri, A. Soroudi and A. Keane

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Conference

Gas Networks, Energy Storage and Renewable Power Generation

2019; 22nd Conference Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, Greece; Ekhtiari A, Flynn D, Syron E

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Journal

Gas Networks, Energy Storage and Renewable Power Generation

2019; Chemical Engineering Transactions; Ali Ekhtiari, Damian Flynn, Eoin Syron

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Conference

An EPEC approach for modelling an oligopoly with a competitive fringe

2019; Trans-Atlantic Infraday 2019, United States of America; Mel Devine

Journal

The role of power-to-gas in the future energy system: Market and portfolio effects

2019; Energy; Lynch M, Devine MT, Bertsch V

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Conference

Smart transformer Modelling in Optimal Power Flow Analysis

2019; IEEE 45th Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2019), Portugal; Junru Chen, Ran Li, A. Soroudi, A. Keane, D. Flynn, T. O'Donnell

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Conference

Methodology for Assessment of the Impact of Smart Transformers on Power System Reliability

2019; IEEE 45th Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2019), Portugal; J Chen, A Nouri, A Keane, T O'Donnell

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Backbone - an adaptable energy systems modelling framework

2019; Energies; N. Helisto, J. Kiviluoma, J. Ikaheimo, T. Rasku, E. Rinne, C. O’Dwyer, Ran Li, D. Flynn

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Conference

Stochastic Equilibrium Modelling For Capturing The Interactions Between Market Power And Demand Response: Results And Issues

2019; The XV International Conference on Stochastic Programming, Norway; Mel Devine

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Multi-dimensional evaluation of low and high temperature electrolysers for capturing non-transportable renewable electricity

2019; Intl. Conf. on Green Energy Technology (ICGET 2019), Italy; A Chandrasekar, D Flynn, E Syron

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Equilibrium models for modelling an oligopoly with a competitive fringe

2019; 30th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2019), Ireland; Mel Devine, Valentin Bertsch

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Analysing potential flexibility resources for future integrated power systems within unit commitment optimisation

2019; 30th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2019), Ireland; Ran Li, Damian Flynn, Paula Carroll, Juha Kiviluoma, Dana Kirchem

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Optimising Load Flexibility for the Day Ahead in Distribution Networks with Photovoltaics

2019; IEEE PowerTech 2019, Italy; Jose Velasco, Rigoni, A. Soroudi and A. Keane, H. Amaris

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Conference

Multi-objective optimisation of an active distribution system using normalised normal constraint method

2019; IEEE PowerTech 2019, Italy; M. Saffari, M.S. Misaghian, M. Kia, V. Vahidinasab, D. Flynn, M. Lofti, M. Shafie-khah, J.P.S. Catalão

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Who Pays for Renewables? Increasing Renewable Subsidisation due to Increased Datacentre Demand in Ireland

2019; World Journal of Applied Economics; Lynch, M. Á. and Devine, M. T.

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Journal

The impacts of demand response participation in capacity markets

2019; Applied Energy; Lynch M, Nolan S, Devine MT, O'Malley M

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Journal

Application of information gap decision theory in practical energy problems: A comprehensive review

2019; Applied energy; Majid Majidi, Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo, Alireza Soroudi

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Journal

Liquefied natural gas and gas storage valuation: Lessons from the integrated Irish and UK markets

2019; Applied Energy; Devine MT, Russo M

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Journal

The effect of Demand Response and wind generation on electricity investment and operation

2019; Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks; Devine MT, Nolan S, Lynch M, O'Malley M

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Journal

Coordination of Interdependent Natural Gas and Electricity Systems Based on Information Gap Decision Theory

2019; IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution; Farnaz Sohrabi, Farkhondeh Jabari, Behnam Mohammadi-ivatloo,Alireza Soroudi

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Journal

Blockchain Electricity Trading Under Demurrage

2019; IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid; Cuffe, P. and Devine, M.

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Journal

Decentralised flexibility management for EVs

2019; IET Renewable Power Generation; AS Gazafroudi, J Corchado, A Keane, A Soroudi

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Journal

Fault Detection in Distribution Networks in Presence of Distributed Generations Using a Data Mining Driven Wavelet Transform

2018; IET Smart Grid; Turaj Amraee ; Youness Mohammadnian ; Alireza Soroudi

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Conference

Modelling Demand and Response in WWTPs: Extension of BSM1 with aeration tank settling

2018; 2nd WaterEnergyNEXUS Conference, Italy; Giberti, M., Dereli, R.K., Flynn, D., Casey, E.

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Modelling interactions between market power and demand response

2018; Trans-Atlantic INFRADAY Conference, United States of America; Mel Devine, Valentin Bertsch

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Modelling interactions between market power and demand response

2018; 2nd International Symposium on Energy System Optimization, Germany; Mel Devine, Valentin Bertsch

Journal

High Resolution Wind Power and Wind Drought Models

2018; International Journal of Thermal & Environmental Engineering (IJTEE); Carroll, P., Cradden, L. and Ó hÉigeartaigh, M.

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Conference

Modelling demand-side flexibilities from wastewater treatment plants in an integrated energy system

2018; 29th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2018), Spain; Dana Kirchem, Valentin Bertsch, Juha Kiviluoma, Muireann Lynch, Eoin Casey

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Modelling the impact of demand response on different electricity markets: results and issues

2018; 29th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2018), Spain; Mel Devine, Valentin Bertsch

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The Profitability of Energy Storage in European Electricity Markets

2018; 15th IEEE International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM 2018), Poland; Spodniak, P., Bertsch, V. and Devine, M.

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Modelling, Simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop Validation of Virtual Synchronous Generator Control in Low Inertia Power System

2018; 20th IEEE Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC 2018), Ireland; Chen, J., Liu, M., O'Loughlin, C., Milano, F. and O'Donnell, T.

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Conference

Strategic Scheduling in Smart Grids

2018; 18th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC 2018), Italy; Nouri, A., Soroudi, A and Keane, A.

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Conference

Neutral current reduction control for smart transformer under the imbalanced load in distribution system

2018; 2018 13th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), China; Chen, J., Zhu, R., Liserre, M. and O'Donnell, T.

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High Resolution Wind Power Models - an Irish Case Study

2018; 8th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT), Portugal; Carroll, P., Cradden, L.C. and O hEigeartaigh, M.

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Conference

Use of Power to Gas for the Reduction of Renewable Energy Curtailment

2017; International Gas Union Research Conference 2017, Brazil; Aruna Chandrasekar, Ali Ekhtiari, Damian Flynn, and Eoin Syron