student profile: Mr Jaysson Guerrero Orbe


Thesis work

Thesis title: Energy Market and Energy Trading on Low-Voltage Networks

Supervisors: Gregor VERBIC , Archie CHAPMAN

Thesis abstract:

Over recent years, distributed energy resources (DER) have been the object of many studies, which recognise and establish their emerging role in the future of power systems.

The active participation of end-users in low-voltage networks has led to more attention to developing new business models. Residential users are comprising a mix of consumers and prosumers. The latter refers to consumers who can also produce power. Prosumers may use local generation and energy storage systems (ESS) to meet their self-demand, as well as to export the energy surplus to the grid and receive compensation for the contribution. With the increasing penetration of DERs on the distribution systems or behind the meter, all stakeholders will have to respond to new scenarios. Few studies have investigated the implementation of local markets in distribution systems. Recently, there has been an increasing interest in those markets.

Overall, the deployment of local markets at the distribution level is not clear yet. Its implementation requires to be examined in more detail. It is necessary to define the limitations and rules that will allow and support the exchanging process. Network constraints must be considered in order to evaluate the impact in the network and satisfy the constraints of the grid. Moreover, it is still not known the real benefits for the end-users. Likewise, it is not known whether or not this would favour the power systems. Furthermore, market structures and agents’ strategies need also to be studied. Those factors influence the performance and efficiency of the market. Hence, There are some fundamental questions that have to be solved first in order to implement local markets. This research aims to contribute to this growing area by exploring the operation and implementation of local markets on distribution networks using new methodologies and tools.

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