The role of distributed multi-vector energy assets in economic decarbonisation: early findings of a UK demonstrator

Royapoor, M., Wang, K., Wardle, R. and Vahidinasab, V. ORCID: 0000-0002-0779-8727, 2022. The role of distributed multi-vector energy assets in economic decarbonisation: early findings of a UK demonstrator. In: V. Vahidinasab ORCID: 0000-0002-0779-8727 and B. Mohammadi-Ivatloo, eds., Whole energy systems: bridging the gap via vector-coupling technologies. Power systems . Cham: Springer, pp. 321-336. ISBN 9783030876524

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Abstract

This chapter outlines the initial findings of a smart local energy system (SLES) demonstrator that at inception contained 1.96 MWp of renewable generation, 24 MWhp of electrical storage, 3.87 MWp of EV charging, 3.49 MWth of heat pump outputs and 36 kg/h of proton exchange membrane (PEM) H2 electrolyser. The platform for deploying these assets was 250 homes and 40 commercial sites in England. As well as decarbonising heating, power and transport sectors, this demonstrator was intended to be collectively controlled by a virtual asset manager that could facilitate additional cost and carbon optimisation, grid services and demonstration of SLES revenue streams. Project challenges included the multi-sectoral integration (and modelling) of assets, characterising flexibility (i.e. number of cycles before failure) for thermal and hydrogen assets, local vs. global optimisation of distributed components, ownership and management of real-time data, contract formats that encouraged maximum asset flexibility, de-risking upfront investment and achieving sustainable business models.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Description: Series ISSN: 1612-1287
Chapter no. 13
Creators: Royapoor, M., Wang, K., Wardle, R. and Vahidinasab, V.
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: Cham
Date: 2022
ISBN: 9783030876524
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10.1007/978-3-030-87653-1_13DOI
1534979Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 11 Apr 2022 09:54
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2022 09:55
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/46086

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