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End-User Level Models for Enhancing the Integration of Renewable Energy Sources

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A: Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 June 2024 | Viewed by 1450

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Department of Energy and Power Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: electrical engineering; research and development; optimization; power system anaysis; energy community

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Department of Energy and Power Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: electrical engineering; research and development; geographic information systems; power system analysis; project management; risk analysis
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Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue of Energies, on the subject area of “End-user Level Models for Enhancing the Integration of Renewable Energy Sources”, is now open to submissions.

The goals set for achieving carbon-neutral power systems include, among the increased penetration of renewable energy sources and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, unlocking flexibility potential from the end-user’s side. The introduction of new market entities, such as aggregators and distributed sources of flexibility, results in more efficient power system operation, while energy communities and peer-to-peer trading directly contribute to the involvement of end-users in the low-carbon transition.

Dr. Mirna Gržanić
Prof. Dr. Tomislav Capuder
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Keywords

  • aggregator
  • energy community
  • energy storage
  • electric vehicles
  • demand response
  • local flexibility markets
  • peer-to-peer trading
  • renewable energy sources

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Three-Stage Modeling Framework for Analyzing Islanding Capabilities of Decarbonized Energy Communities
by Tomislav Capuder, Bojana Barać, Matija Kostelac and Matej Krpan
Energies 2023, 16(11), 4321; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16114321 - 25 May 2023
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Contrary to microgrids (MGs) for which grid code or legislative support are lacking in the majority of cases, energy communities (ECs) are one of the cornerstones of the energy transition backed up by the EU’s regulatory framework. The main difference is that, unlike [...] Read more.
Contrary to microgrids (MGs) for which grid code or legislative support are lacking in the majority of cases, energy communities (ECs) are one of the cornerstones of the energy transition backed up by the EU’s regulatory framework. The main difference is that, unlike MGs, ECs grow and develop organically through citizen involvement and investments in the existing low-voltage (LV) distribution networks. They are not planned and built from scratch as closed distribution systems that are independent of distribution system operator plans as assumed in the existing literature. An additional benefit of ECs could be the ability to transition into island mode, contributing to the resilience of power networks. To this end, this paper proposes a three-stage framework for analyzing the islanding capabilities of ECs. The framework is utilized to comprehensively assess and compare the islanding capabilities of ECs whose organic development is based upon three potential energy vectors: electricity, gas, and hydrogen. Detailed dynamic simulations clearly show that only fully electrified ECs inherently have adequate islanding capabilities without the need for curtailment or additional investments. Full article
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