Leveraging consumers’ flexibility for the provision of ancillary services*

Giulia De Zotti, Henrik Madsen, A. Pourmousavi, Hanne Binder

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Abstract

The output of most renewable sources is intermittent and can only be predicted with limited accuracy. Therefore, the increasing penetration of variable renewable sources leads to an unprecedented level of stochasticity and non-linearity in power system dynamics. Such complexities cause various operational challenges for power systems operators by requiring more ancillary services (AS) resources. Demand response (DR) can be a valid solution to leverage demand flexibility to provide services to the grid. To optimally exploit consumers’ flexibility, it is important to account for consumers’ different preferences and constraints. Specifically, studies must approach the heterogeneity of loads and understand what influences consumers’ behaviour. Unfortunately, no study in the technical literature has discussed the aggregate potential of consumers’ flexibility, and estimation studies have been carried out only for specific types of loads. This PhD thesis intends to fill this gap by proposing methodologies to estimate the potential of consumers’ flexibility. Moreover, we proceed in the research by developing an innovative framework that can exploit consumers’ flexibility at different grid levels.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2021
PublisherTechnical University of Denmark
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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