Regulatory Barriers for Flexible Coupling of the Nordic Power and District Heating Markets

Klaus Skytte, Ole Jess Olsen

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    Abstract

    Large share of variable renewable energy sources (VRE) is being deployed in the Nordic countries, especially wind power. This calls for additional flexibility of the power market. With the right coupling to the underlying national and local
    district heating (DH) markets, large shares of flexibility can be generated. However, regulatory barriers and different energy taxes may hinder the potential benefits from systems integration and lower the realisable potentials. By a case study for Denmark we survey and discuss regulatory barriers and drivers for flexibility obtained from DH. We reveal that the choice of technologies for heat generation is mainly driven by outdated policies and tax conditions that create
    barriers for additional flexibility in the overall energy system. However, the balancing markets may be a main driver for introducing more electric boilers into DH and thereby increase its contribution to flexibility.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication13th European Energy Market Conference, EEM 2016
    Number of pages5
    PublisherIEEE
    Publication date2016
    Article number7521319
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1298-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event13th International Conference on the European Energy Market - Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 6 Jun 20169 Jun 2016

    Conference

    Conference13th International Conference on the European Energy Market
    CountryPortugal
    CityPorto
    Period06/06/201609/06/2016

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