Technical and Economic Potential of Distributed Energy Storages for the Integration of Renewable Energy

Dadi Þorsteinn Sveinbjörnsson, Daniel Trier, Kenneth Hansen, Brian Vad Mathiesen

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Very high penetration of fluctuating renewable energy sources can lead to new challenges in balancing energy supply and demand in future energy systems. This work, carried out as a part of Annex 28 of the IEA ECES programme, addresses this. The aim of the study is to identify which role decentralised energy storages (DES) should play in integrating fluctuating renewable energy sources. The technical and economic potential for DES solutions is quantified using energy system modelling, and it is identified which DES technologies have the largest total (technical and economic) potential. For this, different DES technologies are modelled in the context of a whole energy system on a national scale. For comparison and combination with the DES technologies, energy conversion technologies and other methods for balancing supply and demand in the system are also included in the modelling work. The results indicate that sector coupling along with an intelligent choice of distributed energy storage technologies can enable the integration of large shares of fluctuating renewable energy in an energy efficient and cost-effective way.
Translated title of the contributionTeknisk og økonomisk potentiale for distribueret energilagring for integration af vedvarende energi
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherPlanEnergi s/i
Number of pages218
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

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