Integration of methodologies for the evaluation of offer curves in energy and capacity markets through energy efficiency and demand response

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Sustainability (Switzerland)
  • Volumen: 10
  • Número: 2
  • Fecha: 11 febrero 2018
  • ISSN: 20711050
  • Tipo de fuente: Revista
  • DOI: 10.3390/su10020483
  • Tipo de documento: Artículo
  • Editorial: MDPI AG Postfach Basel CH-4005
© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. The objectives of improving the efficiency, and integration, of renewable sources by 2030¿2050 are complex in practice and should be linked to an increase of demand-side flexibility. The main challenges to achieving this flexibility are the lack of incentives and an adequate framework. For instance, customers' revenue is usually low, the volatility of prices is high and there is not any practical feedback to customers from smart meters. The possibility of increasing customer revenue could reduce the uncertainty with respect to economic concerns, improving investments in efficiency, enabling technology and thus, engaging more customers in these policies. This objective could be achieved by the participation of customers in several markets. Moreover, Demand Response and Energy Efficiency can share ICT technologies but this participation needs to perform an aggregation of demand. The idea of this paper is to present some methodologies for facilitating the definition and evaluation of energy versus cost curves; and subsequently to estimate potential revenues due to Demand Response. This can be accomplished by models that estimate: demand and energy aggregation; economic opportunities and benefits; impacts on customer convenience; customer feedback and price analysis. By doing so, we would have comprehensive information that can help customers and aggregators to define energy packages and their monetary value with the objective of fostering their market participation.

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