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|| Call for Papers: Special Issue on Dispatchable RES and Flexibility in High RES Penetration Scenarios
|| MUSTEC Market Uptake of Solar Thermal Electricity (EU-funded project)
|| Call for Papers/Abstracts
|| Although the contribution of renewable energy sources (RES) in the
electricity mix has significantly increased, the focus has been on
intermittent RETs, whereas the required system flexibility is (mainly)
provided by conventional power plants. In a decarbonised power system, this
flexibility would have to be provided by RES-electricity (RES-e), increasing
significantly the market value of dispatchable RES. Such currently available
RETs include (among others) Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with storage,
hydropower, hybrid power systems and biomass. All these technologies can
provide dispatchable power, as they have some kind of energy storage, e.g.
dam, battery or thermal storage.
The significant challenges that dispatchable RES-e face in high RES
penetration scenarios, originate from the fact that the increased
electricity system services offered by these RETs (e.g. intraday, balancing,
ancillary services etc.), are not expressed in monetary terms and thus are
not taken into account in their revenue streams. Therefore, market &
regulatory adaptations could drive the market uptake of dispatchable RETs.
The upcoming "Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy"
special issue will be devoted to the latest developments in the field of
dispatchable RES-e in terms of economics, policy & planning and aims to
provide valuable insights into the most effective solutions towards high RES
penetration scenarios, as well as the role that policy support, market
design and geopolitics can play in their further deployment.
Don't miss the chance to have your paper included!
Read more here: http://www.mustec.eu/node/107