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Author(s): Paulo Moisés Costa
Manuel A. Matos
J. A. Peças Lopes
Title: A regulatory framework for microgeneration and microgrids
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: The concept of microgrid (mu grid) has been emerging as a way to integrate microgeneration (mu G) in LV networks and simultaneously improve its potential benefits. Technical requirements to connect mu grids to LV networks have been studied in order to make this concept technologically feasible and safe to operate. However, the regulatory framework for economic integration of mu G and mu grids on distribution systems, despite being crucial, is still an open issue. The main purpose of this paper is to contribute for the development of an appropriate economic regulation framework that removes the barriers to mu G and mu grid development To do so, the relevant costs and benefits resulting from the establishment of mu G and mu grid are identified and a methodology for sharing those costs and benefits among the involved economic agents is presented. The only pre-requisite of such a methodology is that a net benefit to all economic agents exists, which is the case most of the times. An illustrative example is included
Subject: Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Engineering and technology::Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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