Contribution of energy storage and demand-side response to security of distribution networks

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Title: Contribution of energy storage and demand-side response to security of distribution networks
Author(s): Konstantelos, I
Djapic, P
Strbac, G
Papadopoulos, P
Laguna, A
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: The smart grid paradigm envisages the wide penetration of distributed energy resources, such as demand-side response (DSR) schemes and energy storage (ES). Despite their potential to improve security of supply at the distribution level, existing design standards in most jurisdictions consider solely conventional assets; conceptual and methodological gaps prevent DSR and ES from being embedded into formal network design practices. As such, the crucial question that arises is how to assess the security contribution of these technologies so as to level the playing field and encourage the transition to a smart grid. Here, the authors introduce two capacity metrics: equivalent firm capacity and equivalent load-carrying capability. The authors describe their application to DSR and ES, showcase results from the UK Power Networks' Smarter Network Storage and Low Carbon London projects, and provide suggestions on the incorporation of smart assets in future design standards.
Publication Date: 1-Oct-2017
Date of Acceptance: 1-Mar-2017
ISSN: 2515-0855
Publisher: IEEE
Start Page: 1650
End Page: 1654
Journal / Book Title: CIRED - Open Access Proceedings
Volume: 2017
Issue: 1
Conference Name: CIRED 2017
Copyright Statement: © 2018 The Institution of Engineering and Technology. This is an open access article published by the IET under the Creative Commons Attribution License (
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2017-06-12
Finish Date: 2018-06-15
Conference Place: Glagow, Scotland
Online Publication Date: 2017-10-01
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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