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Renewable Electricity Supply interactions with conventional Power generation, Networks and Demand (RESPOND)

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The RESPOND project aims at a better integration of large amounts of intermittent renewable energy sources (RES-E) and distributed generation (DG) such as onshore and offshore wind, PV and micro CHP in the European electricity system. Therefore the interactions between different segments of the electricity system (generation, demand, trade, and networks) and the increase of RES-E generation and DG are analysed. In particular, the different possibilities for market-based responses of system participants to an increasing penetration of renewables are identified and analysed. However, effective application of these responses is often hindered by barriers and failures in functioning of markets and regulation. For promoting more efficiently a larger share of intermittent RES-E in the system, optimal and cost-effective sets of different policy options as well as regulation improvements are assessed and for implementation put into a so-called regulatory roadmap.

Results

  • Evaluation of the impacts of an increasing penetration of particularly intermittent RES-E and DG sources on the integral electricity system
  • Identification and analysis of efficient response options of market participants that actively support an economic efficient integration of RES-E and DG in the electricity system
  • Identification of barriers and failures in market competition and present regulation that hinder these response options to be developed and implemented by market participants
  • Assessment of policy and regulatory options to overcome the non-application by market parties by formulating regulatory improvements in a roadmap that governments and regulators may use
  • Creation of awareness among market parties and policy makers of both economic efficient market-based response options and the regulatory and policy framework required for its application through dissemination of project results
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Lessons learned

  • RESPOND project recommendations: Harmonise RES-E/DG support schemes and market access
  • Harmonise cross-border network capacity extension and cross border trade; • Harmonise network charging methodology
  • Allow and provide more incentives for innovation in networks, flex enhancing options such as larger scale storage and (communication infra for) demand response
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Contact

Energy research Centre of the Netherlands
Netherlands
Contact point: 
Name: 
Dr Marjolein de Best-Waldhober
E-mail: 
Tel: 
+31-224-564798
Name: 
Frits van Oostvoorn
Tel: 
0031 224 564438
Name: 
Henk F. Kaan
E-mail: 
Tel: 
0031-224-56 4500
Name: 
(Marc) H.M. Londo
E-mail: 
Tel: 
0031 224 568253
Name: 
Nico van der Linden
Tel: 
0031 0 22456 4433
Name: 
Martin Scheepers
Tel: 
0031 224 564436
Name: 
marc Londo
E-mail: 
Tel: 
0031 224 568253
Name: 
Nico van der Linden
Tel: 
0031 224 564433
Name: 
Karina Veum
E-mail: 
Tel: 
0031-224-560882
Name: 
Frans Nieuwenhout
Tel: 
+31 224 564849

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In brief

Duration:
01/12/2006 to 31/05/2009
Contract number: 
EISAS/EIE/06/046/2006

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