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An approach for modelling a decentralised energy system

Forbes, Lucy and Galloway, Stuart and Ault, Graham (2010) An approach for modelling a decentralised energy system. In: 45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2010. IEEE, New York. ISBN 9781424476671

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Abstract

The need for flexible electricity systems, changing regulations and the importance of renewable energy use may lead in time to the requirement of a decentralised electricity network. This paper presents an outline for developing a model of the decentralised energy network based on `energy hubs'. Energy hubs are units whereby multiple energy carriers are converted to energy services such as electricity and heating to meet a specified energy demand. The approach for using energy hubs will be outlined and transformed to cohere with the cell concept, taken from the Supergen Highly Distributed Power Systems (HDPS) and Highly Distributed Energy Future projects (HiDEF). The model will be augmented to take account of storage and other DERs (distributed Energy resources). Furthermore, the paper will also discuss how the networks that incorporate smart grid concepts and how aspects of community engagement and demand side management may be taken into account.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 35429
Keywords: biological system modeling , smart grids , natural gas, electricity , distributed power generation, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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    Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2011 14:58
    Last modified: 09 May 2014 05:22
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/35429

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