Exploring the Trade-offs Between Incentives for Distributed Generation Developers and DNOs

Gareth Harrison, P. Siano, A. Piccolo, Robin Wallace

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Abstract

Regulators are aiming to incentivize developers and Distribution Network Operators to connect distributed generation (DG) to improve network environmental perform-ance and efficiency. A key question is whether these incentives will encourage both parties to connect DG. Here, multi-objective optimal power flow is used to simulate how the par-ties’ incentives affect their choice of DG capacity within the limits of the existing network. Using current UK incentives as a basis, this paper explores the costs, benefits and trade-offs associated with DG in terms of connection, losses and, in a simple fashion, network deferral.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-828
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Distributed generation
  • incentives
  • losses
  • optimization methods
  • power generation planning

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