Integration of small and micro combined heat and power (CHP) systems into distributed energy systems
J. Deuse, GDF-SUEZ – Tractebel Engineering, Belgium
During the last decades electrical systems have undergone a transformation, which is still underway and is supposed to lead from the ‘vertical integration’ model to a fully open electricity market. This process presently overlaps with the development of distributed energy resources (DER) that brings under a single concept electricity generation, storage of energy and demand response, all at small scale. DER development raises a number of issues for the different stakeholders. However, it is obviously an opportunity for new, emerging market players, but it brings also new perspectives ...