The trend of the global energy matrix change is toward a smart energy system with an optimized interaction between the demand-side and the supply-side. In this perspective, a smart energy system has many features such as a high share of renewable energy systems, concrete integration of energy systems, active interactions of different energy sectors, utilization of the most advanced clean energy technologies, the lowest rate of losses using local energy systems (i.e., the so-called energy islands) and the highest possible rate of utilization of waste or freely available energy flows. On the other hand, fast-growing of energy production from renewable energy sources offers more attractive, cost-effective opportunities to design and employ the local energy systems. Although integrating more renewable energy sources is a technological and economic challenge for the electricity network, it can be accounted as an opportunity to optimize the electricity system operation in synergy with other energy vectors such as district heating/cooling or gas networks to increase the hosting capacity for renewable sources.

Multi-energy islands: Advances in local district heating, cooling and power systems

Besagni G.;
2021

Abstract

The trend of the global energy matrix change is toward a smart energy system with an optimized interaction between the demand-side and the supply-side. In this perspective, a smart energy system has many features such as a high share of renewable energy systems, concrete integration of energy systems, active interactions of different energy sectors, utilization of the most advanced clean energy technologies, the lowest rate of losses using local energy systems (i.e., the so-called energy islands) and the highest possible rate of utilization of waste or freely available energy flows. On the other hand, fast-growing of energy production from renewable energy sources offers more attractive, cost-effective opportunities to design and employ the local energy systems. Although integrating more renewable energy sources is a technological and economic challenge for the electricity network, it can be accounted as an opportunity to optimize the electricity system operation in synergy with other energy vectors such as district heating/cooling or gas networks to increase the hosting capacity for renewable sources.
APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING
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