Renewable_electricity_self-consumption_REF test system model implementation - title

Renewable Electricity Self Consumption REF Test System Model Implementation

Renewable_electricity_self-consumption_REF test system model implementation - overview

Test System Model Implementation Overview

Author / organization: Frank Meinke-Hubeny / VITO-EnergyVille

Implemented Component Models / Implementation Tool: -

Implementation Approach: Monolithic

Test Parameters of Test System Model :

  • Demand profile HEAT
  • Demand profile COOKING
  • Demand profile HOT WATER
  • Demand profile LIGHTING & MULTI
  • PV Generation
  • Elc Storage costs
  • Thermal Storage costs

Outputs/Measured Parameters:

  • Electricity storage uptake (inflow and outflow)
  • Thermal storage uptake (inflow and outflow)
  • Self-consumption and impact of elc consumption from the low voltage grid (flow from ELCLOW to ELCRES)

Initial State of Test System Model:

The initial system state is documented in: Meinke-Hubeny, F.; de Oliveira, L.; Duerinck, J. Energy transition in Belgium: Choices and costs; EnergyVille, 2017

Temporal Resolution:

12 2-hourly consecutive time periods representing one day, with a total of 10 non-consecutive days representing a year, totalling 120 time slices

Related System Configuration

Belgium National Scale (VITO/EnergyVille) System Configuration

Related Test Case

Modelling of renewable electricity self-consumption within the residential sector

Related Use Case

UC18 – National scale case

Renewable_electricity_self-consumption_REF test system model implementation - short description

Short Description

The TIMES Belgium model is a technology rich, bottom up model representing all sectors of the energy system in Belgium. By separating the residential sector and introducing new commodity flows it is possible to test under what conditions (e.g. demand profiles, market prices) the self-consumption of locally generated electricity is economically viable. Also, it allows to assess the impacts of enhanced local self-consumption on centralized production needs and overall energy system costs.

This test case is used to characterize the functioning of self-consumption of renewable electricity within the residential sector, either in form of electricity or by conversion to heat. Compared to the BAU approach within the TIMES Belgium model, new energy commodities are introduced to represent flows ‘behind the meter’, meaning without entering the low-voltage grid.

Renewable_electricity_self-consumption_REF test system model implementation - source code

Source Code of the Implemented Result Object

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Renewable_electricity_self-consumption_REF test system model implementation - evaluation

Evaluation of System State and Test Signal

The evolution of the system state is determined by the simulation (i.e., system optimization over the full time range).