Sustainability assessment of microgrids in the Northwestern European electricity market

Chiara Lo Prete, Benjamin F. Hobbs, Catherine S. Norman, Sergio Cano-Andrad, Alejandro Fuentes, Michael R. Von Spakovsk, Lamine Mili

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Abstract

The goal of this paper is to assess and quantify the sustainability of interdependent electric power infrastructures, focusing on the interaction of microgrids with a regional transmission/distribution grid. The Northwestern European electricity market (Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands) is used as a case study for our purposes. We present simulations of power market outcomes under various policies and levels of microgrid penetration, and evaluate the hypothetical microgrids using three types of sustainability indices (economic, environmental and thermodynamic).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCycles and Buildings
PublisherAabo Akademi University
Pages339-346
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781456303143
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Event23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation, and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ECOS 2010 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 14 2010Jun 17 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation, and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ECOS 2010
Volume3

Other

Other23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation, and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ECOS 2010
CountrySwitzerland
CityLausanne
Period6/14/106/17/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Lo Prete, C., Hobbs, B. F., Norman, C. S., Cano-Andrad, S., Fuentes, A., Von Spakovsk, M. R., & Mili, L. (2010). Sustainability assessment of microgrids in the Northwestern European electricity market. In Cycles and Buildings (pp. 339-346). (Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation, and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ECOS 2010; Vol. 3). Aabo Akademi University.