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The 5 % Approach as Building Block of an Energy System Dominated by Renewables

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We describe an approach for doubling distribution grid capacity for connecting renewable generators based on curtailing a maximum of 5 % of the yearly energy fed into the grid on a per-generator basis. The paper contains information about the control unit needed for automatic minimum curtailment and the field test that has been set up to validate the approach. Furthermore, topics concerning the operationalization of the 5 % approach using both operational technology and information technology are discussed.

Keywords

  • 5 % approach
  • Connection capacity
  • Distribution grid
  • Dynamic curtailment
  • Grid controller
  • Grid curtailment
  • Grid integration
  • Photovoltaic generator
  • Renewables control
  • Wind turbine

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Wieben, E. et al. (2016). The 5 % Approach as Building Block of an Energy System Dominated by Renewables. In: Marx Gomez, J., Sonnenschein, M., Vogel, U., Winter, A., Rapp, B., Giesen, N. (eds) Advances and New Trends in Environmental and Energy Informatics. Progress in IS. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23455-7_6

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