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Case study on the impact of cogeneration and thermal storage on the flexibility of the power system
This work (2017) investigates the optimal operation of cogeneration plants combined with thermal storage. To do so, a combined heat and power (CHP) plant model is formulated and incorporated into Dispa-SET, a JRC in-house unit commitment and dispatch model. The cogeneration model sets technical feasible operational regions for different heat uses defined by temperature requirements. Different energy system scenarios are used to assess the implications of the heating–electricity coupling to the flexibility of the power system and to the achievement of the decarbonisation goals in an existing independent power system, where CHP plants provide heating and electricity to nearby energy dense areas.
Author: Joint Research Centre
Keywords: sector coupling, electricity, decarbonisation, energy efficiency, district heating, thermal storage, CHP plant, flexibility, renewable energy, scenarios, sustainable energy system
- Integrated energy systems
Type of Content
- Report / Study