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Estimating the revenue potential of flexible biogas plants in the power sector

Lars-Peter Lauven, Jutta Geldermann and Umberto Desideri

Energy Policy, 2019, vol. 128, issue C, 402-410

Abstract: The expansion of intermittent renewable power poses new challenges: Balancing fluctuations in power supply and demand requires additional flexibility. In this work, we model a unit commitment optimization problem to investigate the economic feasibility of concepts for flexible power generation from biogas. Because the economics of flexible power generation also depend on the availability of other flexibility options, we compared flexible biogas plants in power markets with different characteristics, namely Germany, northern Italy, and the islands of Sardinia and Sicily.

Keywords: Renewable energies; Flexible power generation; Biogas; Unit commitment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.01.007

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