During the years of our joint collaboration with CREF we have been boosting shared knowledge as much as we could, both within the framework of our joint project and promoting new ideas, research projects and different perspectives from outside.
After the numerous seminar series we have been attending this year, such as the CREF Talks by CREF and the Étincelle by Sony CSL, we are now jointly launching a new format for seminars that will concern either the topics related to our joint research lines or external seminars we both believe to be interesting for our two organisations.
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Next joint seminar will be on the 13th of June at 2.30 pm and on the occasion we will host Pierluigi Mancarella from the University of Melbourne.
About the seminar: Distributed Energy Resources (DER) are becoming widespread in most countries worldwide. In particular, at the household level rooftop solar photovoltaics, electric heat pumps, battery energy storage systems, and soon electric vehicles too, are poised to play an essential role towards power and energy system decarbonisation and more consumer-centric markets. Local energy systems with shared
assets such as community storage are also emerging as important options of interest. Key ongoing
debates now refer to how different DER technologies and schemes should be fully integrated into power and energy system and market operation.
In this talk we will present fundamental techno-economic aspects of key aggregation approaches that could enable large-scale deployment of DER, namely, virtual power plants, energy communities, and
microgrids. More specifically, we will discuss the key features of these different aggregation models (“what”), under which conditions each of them should/could be considered (“where”), and potential
technical and commercial opportunities and challenges for different stakeholders involved with DER development, e.g., aggregators, energy managers, distribution system operators, and so forth (“who”).
Several case studies from a number of recent projects in Australia, UK, Europe, Malaysia and Chile will be used to exemplify the concepts presented.
Stay tuned, amazing things are coming!