Assessing the potential benefits and limits of electric storage heaters for wind curtailment mitigation

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2017-05-16
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en
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SUSTAINABILITY, Volume 9, issue 5
Abstract
Driven by policy changes and technological advancement, wind power installations are booming as compared to any other types of power generation. However, the increased penetration of renewable generation in the power systems has resulted in high level of curtailment. Advanced energy storage technologies have been increasingly scrutinized as a feasible mitigation option in smart grids. This paper investigates the potential of mitigating wind generation curtailment via aggregating the domestic electric storage heaters. The key findings show that aggregating domestic thermal storages is a viable option for curtailment mitigation, but with the indispensable caution that mitigation potential significantly saturates as the share of wind generation escalates beyond a certain limit.
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Curtailment mitigation, Electric storage heaters, Wind generation
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Ali , M , Ekström , J & Lehtonen , M 2017 , ' Assessing the potential benefits and limits of electric storage heaters for wind curtailment mitigation : A Finnish case study ' , SUSTAINABILITY , vol. 9 , no. 5 , 836 . https://doi.org/10.3390/su9050836