Journal article

Impact of demand response on the optimal, techno-economic performance of a hybrid, renewable energy power plant

Abbas Ihsan, Matthew Jeppesen, Michael J Brear

APPLIED ENERGY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

This paper presents a model to optimise the operation of a small-scale, grid-connected, hybrid power plant with and without demand response of the associated load. The model minimises the full cost of supplying electricity from a combination of solar photovoltaic, battery storage, a natural gas fuelled reciprocating engine generator and network delivered electricity, while satisfying several technical and environmental constraints. This includes the use of demand response, historical local solar irradiance and demand traces, constraints on solar photovoltaic, battery and engine performance, full electricity and natural gas tariffs, and the option to participate in the wholesale electricity m..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the support of Patterson River Secondary College and the consultancy 1circle in undertaking this study. Mr. Daniel Dew, Principal of the school, and Dr. Iain Jennings, Director of lcircle, deserve special mention.