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A multi-objective assessment of the future potential of the Shetland Isles active network management scheme

Barnacle, Malcolm and Gill, Simon and Dolan, Michael James and Ault, Graham (2014) A multi-objective assessment of the future potential of the Shetland Isles active network management scheme. In: CIRED, Challenges of Implementing Active Distribution System Management, 2014-06-11 - 2014-06-12. (In Press)

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The Active Network Management (ANM) scheme to be employed on Shetland is a key component of the Northern Isles New Energy Solutions (NINES) concept. The NINES project integrates energy storage, Domestic Demand Side Management (DDSM) and renewable generation onto an islanded grid. Previous work has presented the design of the ANM scheme to manage the various components within constraints and to maintain system stability. This paper focuses on defining the future potential of Shetland’s ANM scheme to improve network access for onshore wind generation and reduce the island’s reliance on fossil fuel generation. A Multi- Objective System Development Optimisation (MOSDO) model has been developed to carry out this study. The model creates future system configurations with varying penetrations and locations of DDSM, energy storage and onshore wind generation. The most desirable system configurations, according to a multi-objective analysis, are investigated to identify the potential operational and economic impacts of the ANM scheme and the individual components.