Supply Side Management in Renewable Energy Hubs
Crises over energy resources has challenged system operators to look for new energy resources with higher efficiency and less pollutants. One of the new technologies that has been focused much more recently is hub energy system. These systems usually include local renewable and non-renewable energy resources to supply energy demands with different types. In detail, these systems benefit from combined heat and power systems that guarantee efficient utilization of heat and electricity. Furthermore, renewable energy resources can be integrated with other resources to help hub system generate clean energy but with considering severe uncertainty of renewable generation, supply side management becomes important. One of the available options for supply side management is energy storage system. In this chapter, compressed air energy storage system (CAES) has been employed to handle fluctuating generation of local renewable units in the hub energy system. Also, electrical load has been capable of participating in demand response programs (DRP) to gain economic and environmental benefits. A sample renewable-based hub energy system has been evaluated in this chapter and the results obtained from related simulations are presented for comparison.
KeywordsCompressed air energy storage system Energy hub Demand response programs
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