A micro-grid is here defined as an arbitrarily sized community within which the heat and electricity from co-operating micro-generators are used to supply the time varying energy demands in a manner that gives rise to cost and performance benefits relative to conventional means of supply. The inevitable demand/supply mismatch over various time periods gives rise to temporally varying energy surpluses and deficits. In the case of electricity, residuals may be traded with other micro-grids or with the public supply. This paper investigates the impact on trading efficacy of parameters relating to micro-grid size, equipment reliability and renewable energy source intermittency.
|Publication status||Published - 29 Mar 2010|
|Event||Control Methodologies and Technology for Energy Efficiency, CMTEE 2010 - Vilamoura, Portugal|
Duration: 29 Mar 2010 → 31 Mar 2010
|Conference||Control Methodologies and Technology for Energy Efficiency, CMTEE 2010|
|Period||29/03/10 → 31/03/10|
- Micro-grid, design, trading simulation, operational parameter impact
Clarke, J. A., & Ali, S. (2010). A preliminary analysis of the tradability of future micro-grid networks. Paper presented at Control Methodologies and Technology for Energy Efficiency, CMTEE 2010, Vilamoura, Portugal.