IMPROGRES - Improvement of the Social Optimal Outcome of Market Integration of DG/RES in European Electricity Markets

(Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE))
 
Contact:Wolfgang Prüggler
Project Team:Hans Auer, Carlo Obersteiner, Wolfgang Prüggler, Lukas Weißensteiner
 
Begin:
Oct 2007
Duration:
30 months
Status:
finished
 
Consortium:Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
Energy Econimics Group - EEG
COMILLAS
INSTITUT FÜR SOLARE ENERGIEVERSORGUNGSTECHNIK ISET E.V.
Risø National Laboratory · Technical University of Denmark – DTU
Continuon
MVV Energie AG
UNION FENOSA DISTRIBUCION S.A.
 
Homepage: www.improgres.org
 
 
 
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With increasing shares of distributed generation (DG) connected to the distribution network, costs of network upgrades may rise significantly in the coming years. Network innovations such as active network management will have an important role to offset these cost increases. The IMPROGRES project analyses a number of DG energy scenarios up to 2020 / 2030 that are transferred into current network practices. With three case studies an assessment is made of how distribution system operators (DSOs) cope with these increased DG shares and what are the expected costs and benefits. These practical case studies of DSOs tackling increased DG shares are compared to enhanced network response alternatives to analyse how these alternative technologies and tools can provide further cost-minimising solutions. IMPROGRES will assess how these solutions can be implemented by new policy and regulatory responses, in the end leading to cost-minimisation of energy supply with increased DG share all over the EU.
 
last update: 2007-10-17

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