With the availability of
distributed generation (DG), clusters that can autonomously manage their energy
profile are emerging in the power grid. These autonomous clusters manage their
load profiles by orchestrating their energy resources, such as DG, storage,
flexible energy consuming appliances, etc. The performance of such an
autonomous cluster depends on the composition of its energy resources. In this
paper, we study how the performance of a cluster is affected by adding energy
resources such as generating units, storage systems or consuming appliances.
First, we characterize
the energy resources by parameters that describe their relevant properties.
Afterwards, we describe a comprehensive set of performance indicators of a
cluster that capture the economical, environmental, and social aspects. We present
a model that shows how the energy resources influence the performance
indicators of the cluster. We have tested our model with a case study,
revealing its effectiveness to evaluate the value added by an energy resource
to a cluster.
Cite this paper
E. Kok, E. Negeri, A. Wijk and N. Baken, "Valuation Model for Adding Energy Resource into Autonomous Energy Cluster," Smart Grid and Renewable Energy
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