Picture map of Europe with pins indicating European capital cities

Open Access research with a European policy impact...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the European Policies Research Centre (EPRC).

EPRC is a leading institute in Europe for comparative research on public policy, with a particular focus on regional development policies. Spanning 30 European countries, EPRC research programmes have a strong emphasis on applied research and knowledge exchange, including the provision of policy advice to EU institutions and national and sub-national government authorities throughout Europe.

Explore research outputs by the European Policies Research Centre...

Maximising the benefit of distributed wind generation through intertemporal active network management

Gill, Simon and Ault, Graham and Kockar, Ivana (2014) Maximising the benefit of distributed wind generation through intertemporal active network management. PhD thesis, University Of Strathclyde.

PDF (Maximising the benefit of distributed wind generation through intertemporal Active Network Management)
SGillThesisFinal.pdf - Final Published Version
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 logo

Download (7MB) | Preview


The objective of the thesis is to answer the questions: How can energy storage and flexible demand be scheduled in a second-generation Active Network Management scheme representing the next stage of Smart Grid deployment in the UK? And how should they be operated to gain most benefit from distributed wind generation? To answer these questions the thesis develops and uses tools to study the optimisation of such schemes. The tools include a Dynamic Optimal Power Flow algorithm which combines a full AC-network model with the first fully flexible model of energy storage in this context and with a detailed model for demand flexibility. The model also includes the first implementation of principles-of-access in an optimal power flow, as well as the first detailed study of the role of energy storage and flexible demand in managing thermal limits and reducing curtailment of distributed wind generation. The thesis also develops the theory of Dynamic Locational Marginal Pricing based on the economic information contained in an optimal solution to a Dynamic Optimal Power Flow. Finally, the thesis goes on to apply Dynamic Optimal Power Flow to a real case study representing a deployed UK Smart Grid. The thesis reaches a number of conclusions regarding operation of energy storage and flexible demand focusing on the role of losses (both electrical and storage), and the impact on the monetary flows. In addition it quantifies the ability of flexible demand and energy storage to reduce the cost of operating a system, and how that cost reduction impact on consumer payments.