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Benefits of demand-side response in combined gas and electricity networks

Qadrdan, Meysam ORCID:, Cheng, Meng, Wu, Jianzhong ORCID: and Jenkins, Nick ORCID: 2017. Benefits of demand-side response in combined gas and electricity networks. Applied Energy 192 , pp. 360-369. 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.10.047

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Active demand side response (DSR) will provide a significant opportunity to enhance the power system flexibility in the Great Britain (GB). Although electricity peak shaving has a clear reduction on required investments in the power system, the benefits on the gas supply network have not been examined. Using a Combined Gas and Electricity Networks expansion model (CGEN+), the impact of DSR on the electricity and gas supply systems in GB was investigated for the time horizon from 2010 to 2050s. The results showed a significant reduction in the capacity of new gas-fired power plants, caused by electricity peak shaving. The reduction of gas-fired power plants achieved through DSR consequently reduced the requirements for gas import capacity up to 90 million cubic meter per day by 2050. The cost savings resulted from the deployment of DSR over a 50-year time horizon from 2010 was estimated to be around £60 billion for the GB power system. Although, the cost saving achieved in the gas network was not significant, it was shown that the DSR will have a crucial role to play in the improvement of security of gas supply.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Combined Gas and Electricity Networks expansion model (CGEN+) Demand side response Gas network Power system Expansion planning
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International license.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0306-2619
Funders: EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 October 2016
Date of Acceptance: 16 October 2016
Last Modified: 07 May 2023 22:49

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