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Planning, Operation, Control and Economics of Renewable and Smart Energy Systems

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2024 | Viewed by 1873

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Electrical, Energy and Automation Department (DEEEA), Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa (IPL), Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL), Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: wind turbines; energy efficiency; renewable energy; solar energy; control techniques; electric vehicles; applied control

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Electrical, Energy and Automation Department (DEEEA), Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa (IPL), Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL), Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: energy efficiency; smart grids; renewable energy; energy conversion and management

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Electrical, Energy and Automation Department (DEEEA), Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa (IPL), Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL), INESC-ID, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: modelling and simulation of energy systems; energy markets; renewable energy; risk management; sustainable mobility

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental concerns have increased due to global warming, mostly related to the emission of greenhouse gases as a result of the increase in worldwide energy consumption. To reduce these emissions, countries around the world are setting new and more ambitious environmental targets to decarbonise electricity generation using renewable energy sources. In Europe, recent legislation packages are encouraging the implementation of renewable energy communities (REC) to generate, consume, share, store, and sell renewable energy with non-discriminatory access to all suitable energy markets.

This Special Issue aims to promote and disseminate recent advances in the area of renewable energy systems, more specifically that which concerns planning, operation, and control. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the development and implementation of optimisation models, intelligent control, renewable energy communities, renewable energy systems, smart energy systems, renewable energy sources, guarantees of origin, economics and policies of renewable energy, energy systems analyses and modelling, energy storage, energy markets, and new trends in renewable energy systems.

In light of the above, this Special Issue seeks original high-quality contributions from researchers, academicians, and industry professionals from all over the world.

Dr. Carla Viveiros
Dr. Filipe Barata
Dr. Jorge Sousa
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • planning
  • optimisation
  • control
  • renewable energy
  • energy systems
  • economics and policies
  • energy analyses and modelling
  • guarantees of origin

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Impact of the New Electricity Remuneration Scheme on the Waste-to-Energy Recovery Activity in Portugal
by Mário Silva, João Lagarto, Jorge Sousa, Feliz Mil-Homens, Carla Viveiros and Filipe Barata
Energies 2023, 16(18), 6624; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16186624 - 14 Sep 2023
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The remuneration scheme for the electricity produced by Waste-to-Energy (WtE) recovery plants has changed recently in Portugal according to 2020 legislation. The new model, linking the electricity remuneration from WtE plants to the spot electricity prices, is expected to bring greater uncertainty in [...] Read more.
The remuneration scheme for the electricity produced by Waste-to-Energy (WtE) recovery plants has changed recently in Portugal according to 2020 legislation. The new model, linking the electricity remuneration from WtE plants to the spot electricity prices, is expected to bring greater uncertainty in the waste activity, which is a novelty for the sector. In Portugal, Valorsul is the municipal waste treatment entity responsible for the recovery and treatment of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in 19 municipalities in the Lisbon area. This paper highlights the impact of the new Portuguese electricity remuneration scheme for electricity from waste on Valorsul’s WtE plant. For this purpose, the new remuneration scheme is modeled and simulated based on electricity spot market price scenarios, which are compared with the base case scenario of the former remuneration scheme. Considering different electricity prices for the electricity produced by the WtE plant, the present study anticipates the consequences of the gate-fee of such regulatory changes. Results show that any price changes in the electricity remuneration scheme are offset by equivalent changes in the waste gate-fee. Consequently, the change in the remuneration of the electricity from the WtE plant is, in fact, neutral for the Valorsul accounts and lower revenues from the electricity generation activity of the WtE will negatively impact the gate-fee prices paid by the waste users. Full article
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