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A preliminary analysis of the tradability of future micro-grid networks

Clarke, Joseph Andrew and Ali, Sheikh (2010) A preliminary analysis of the tradability of future micro-grid networks. In: Control Methodologies and Technology for Energy Efficiency, CMTEE 2010, 2010-03-29 - 2010-03-31.

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Abstract

A micro-grid is here defined as an arbitrarily sized community within which the heat and electricity from co-operating micro-generators are used to supply the time varying energy demands in a manner that gives rise to cost and performance benefits relative to conventional means of supply. The inevitable demand/supply mismatch over various time periods gives rise to temporally varying energy surpluses and deficits. In the case of electricity, residuals may be traded with other micro-grids or with the public supply. This paper investigates the impact on trading efficacy of parameters relating to micro-grid size, equipment reliability and renewable energy source intermittency.