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  • Name

    Rogério Rui Rocha
  • Cluster

    Power and Energy
  • Role

    Research Assistant
  • Since

    01st July 2018
002
Publications

2020

Local Energy Markets for Energy Communities with Grid Constraints

Authors
Rocha, R; Collado, JV; Soares, T; Retorta, F;

Publication
International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM

Abstract
Renewable energy communities (REC) and local energy markets (LEM) emerge as entities capable, not only to promote the penetration of renewable energy sources into lower levels of the grid, but also to manage distributed energy resources (DER) and local energy exchanges between small players. This paper proposes a benefit assessment among different regulatory frameworks for LEM, considering network constraints and a virtual storage unit. Results show significant savings can be achieved, even without storage. Therefore, the continuous increase of DER can have considerable grid impacts if not complemented by other structures as storage or by alternative market services like flexibility. © 2020 IEEE.

2019

Business models for Peer-To-Peer Energy Markets

Authors
Rocha, R; Villar, J; Bessa, RJ;

Publication
International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM

Abstract
The increasing penetration of Distributed Energy Resources is changing the energy system by empowering consumers with the capacity to generate the electrical energy they need and sell its excess. This trend follows the EU strategy towards increasing competition and flexibility on the electricity market, as well as pushing the role of customers, expanding their rights and their involvement in energy communities (ECMs). Peer-To-Peer (P2P) energy markets appear as one of the possible solutions to accomplish these goals by providing direct energy trading between peers. Although P2P are being extensively addressed in the literature (e.g., market structures and platforms, experimental projects), few works offer a broad perspective of the different aspects involved in the actual implementation of these structures, as well as the real benefits that this type of markets can have for the players and for the system itself. This paper reviews business models related with ECMs and P2P markets, and the system benefits and main regulatory issues. © 2019 IEEE.