Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Resource Economics

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Thaer-Institute | Resource Economics | News Items | New paper on the interaction of prosumage and distribution grids

New paper on the interaction of prosumage and distribution grids

Neetzow, P., Mendelevitch, R., and Siddiqui, S. (2019). Modeling coordination between renewables and grid: Policies to mitigate distribution grid constraints using residential PV-battery systems. Energy Policy, 132, 1017-1033. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2019.06.024

 

 

The paper addresses the interplay of prosumage and distribution grid capacities. It analyses different policy schemes regulating prosumage, their effectiveness to reduce distribution capacity needs, their cost-efficiency and their distributional implications. Based on German power system data, numerical results indicate that distribution grid requirements can be reduced through simple feed-in policies.