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Grid Revolution with Distributed Generation and Storage

  • Kaveh Rajab Khalilpour
  • Anthony Vassallo
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Abstract

Renewable energy resources, such as PV, are theoretically the most sustainable alternative route to address energy security and climate change problems concurrently. Nevertheless, they generally suffer from two key limitations, intermittency and limited availability. These constraints increase investment costs and meanwhile result in low-capacity utilization factors and therefore high here-and-now investment costs (though negligible there-and-after operation costs). Secondly, unavailability of the energy source (solar radiation, wind, biomass, etc.) at certain times (day, week, season, etc.) requires allocation of either an auxiliary power source (such as other types of generation or connection to the grid) or energy storage. Without this consideration, energy security and autonomy with renewables are impossible, at both macro- and microlevel. This chapter reviews the historical development of distributed generation (DG) and storage (DGS) systems in general and PV-batteries in particular. Then, an overview of nanogrids and their impacts on macrogrids is provided.

Keywords

Energy Storage Demand Side Management Electrical Energy Storage Distribute Energy Resource Electricity Storage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaveh Rajab Khalilpour
    • 1
  • Anthony Vassallo
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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