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Impact of carbon emission constraint on design of small scale multi-energy system

Ji Hyun Yi, Woong Ko, Jong-Keun Park and Hyeongon Park

Energy, 2018, vol. 161, issue C, 792-808

Abstract: Small-scale multi-source energy systems that accommodate distributed energy resources are increasingly serving the demand for efficient low-carbon energy systems. This paper investigates the relationship between carbon reduction targets and the optimal design and scheduling of a small-scale multi-source energy system based on an energy hub model. A Monte Carlo simulation is conducted to represent the uncertainty of solar power generation, and reliability indices (loss-of-load expectation and expected energy not served) are considered to ensure a reliable energy supply within the system. The simulation results show a considerable change in the optimal energy resource mix corresponding to different carbon reduction targets in both the grid-connected and isolated systems, as well as the essential role of electrical energy storage in maintaining reliability.

Keywords: Multi-energy system; Energy hub; Generation mix; Emission target; Uncertainty of renewable generation; System reliability (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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