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Energy Storage Opportunities and Challenges
| By Energy Exemplar
Judging solely from the number of published reports, interest in energy storage has exploded in the last few years. The new interest appears to stem from the rapid development of variable renewable energy resources, and the perceived need for storage to accommodate the variable nature of these new resources. The need for balancing services, rapid generation ramping, and moving energy from times of excess to times of high demand are expected to increase with high levels of wind and solar energy penetration - exactly the types of services that energy storage can provide.
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Examination of Potential Benefits of an Energy Imbalance Market in the Western Interconnection
| By Energy Exemplar
In the Western Interconnection, there is significant interest in improving approaches to wide-area coordinated operations of the bulk electric power system, in part because of the increasing penetration of variable generation.
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Gas and Power Assets: Management and Portfolio Optimisation with PLEXOS
| By Energy Exemplar
PLEXOS® is a MILP-based next-generation energy markets/systems simulation and optimization software that uses mathematical programming, optimisation and stochastic techniques.
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Generation, Transmission and Nat Gas Network Co-Optimizations
| By Energy Exemplar
PLEXOS is a proven power and natural gas market simulation tool that uses mathematical programming, optimisation and stochastic techniques (MIP, LP, SO).
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Energy Forecasts for Ireland to 2020
| By Energy Exemplar
Forecasting in the current economic climate is a challenging process. Projections for economic growth, which are the key drivers behind our energy demand, are being re-defined more frequently than has been the case historically. Given the link between these energy forecasts and macro-economic trends such as future expected annual changes in GNP, population, new vehicle sales, new house builds and future energy price projections, using the most up to date data sources has been a focus of this exercise.
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The Effectiveness of Energy Storage to Reduce Peak Demand on the Australian National Electricity Market
| By Energy Exemplar
The energy sector has forecasted significant increases in demand over the next decade with the general belief that this will be serviced by increased renewable energy deployment within the grid. Most of this will be within distribution rather than transmission networks and as a result we will see rapid developments within smart grid technologies.
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Derivation of Robust Storage Targets for Large-Scale Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Using PLEXOS
| By Energy Exemplar
This paper examines the modelling of large-scale pumped hydro energy storage in future power systems where variable generation, primarily in the form of wind generation, is the dominant source of power generation. It is shown that current deterministic modelling techniques do not give a correct valuation to pumped hydro storage and can in cases overvalue the resource.
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Energy Exemplar Explores Current Impacts on Kenya's Utility Distribution
| By Energy Exemplar
The electrical power sector in Africa is rapidly evolving as countries adopt novel and disruptive approaches/technologies to fulfil electrification goals and stimulate private investment in order to ensure supply adequacy and grow their economies. This all while remaining cognisant of the requirement for a sustainable sector via combinations of energy efficiency (EE), solar water heater (SWH) deployments, frameworks for net metering and Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) for embedded generation, utility scale renewables projects and Demand Side Participation (DSP). The consequence of these novel and disruptive approaches/technologies means that the unidirectional power-flow through distribution utilities and municipalities (from bulk suppliers to off-takers) is changing. As a result, reduced energy sales are expected, while still having to cover fixed costs including components of bulk purchase costs from existing suppliers, overheads as well as network investment and maintenance costs. This paper focusses on the impact of the abovementioned novel and disruptive approaches/technologies, via a case study on the main distribution utility in Kenya, Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC).
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Delivering a Competitive Australian Power System
| By Energy Exemplar
Australia’s abundant supply of coal has underpinned its power system. Competing countries have used a variety of energy resources, which sees many of them now equipped with resilient power systems to provide future electrical power. This paper considers the implication of possible scenarios for the Australian power system in 2035.
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Grid and Power System Research at CSU
| By Energy Exemplar
The Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory has a 20-year history of developing energy solutions. Founded in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University, the EECL has grown to become one of the largest interdisciplinary programs in energy in the country.
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Benefits of Chronological Optimization in Capacity Planning for Electricity Markets
| By Energy Exemplar
Long-term capacity expansion planning is constrained by computing performance; hence the load duration curve (LDC) approach is commonly adopted for such long-term models. In this paper chronology is retained in deterministic modelling of long-term investment decisions along with an accurate production cost model co-optimization that accounts for inter-temporal constraints of thermal plants. The South Australian system has been modelled in the PLEXOS® simulation software.
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Network Constraints for Competing Renewable Power Plants in a Resource Rich Area
| By Energy Exemplar
Significant growth in installed capacity of solar PV and wind generation has taken place globally with the largest contributors being the USA, Europe (mostly Germany) and China. Projections for solar PV and wind generation capacity seem to indicate that this growth will continue into the future.
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Australian Power: Can Renewable Technologies Change the Dominant Industry View?
| By Energy Exemplar
The Australian government is committed to the development of its coal seam gas resources for export to lucrative world markets and to transition domestic power generation to greater resilience by moving away from a reliance on coal to lower-emissions intensive gas. Using a commercially available modelling package, PLEXOS, we model what a transition to gas fired generation in the year 2035 would deliver and compare that to a transition to power from renewable technologies.
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Analysing the Effects of Future Generation and Grid Investments on the Spanish Power Market, with Large-Scale Wind Integration, Using PLEXOS® for Power Systems
| By Energy Exemplar
The scope of this paper is to present the results of a wind integration case study that analyses and compares the effects of the future generation and grid investments and their operations on power market prices, congestion, ancillary service requirements and generation mix using the power market simulation and analysis software PLEXOS® for Power Systems.
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An Economic Evaluation of the Potential for Distributed Energy in Australia
| By Energy Exemplar
We present here economic findings from a major study by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on the value of distributed energy technologies (DE; collectively demand management, energy efficiency and distributed generation) for reducing green-house gas emissions from Australia’s energy sector.
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