Better integration of wind power

To utilise wind power optimally, efficient coordination between wind power production, the remaining power supply and electricity consumption is needed.

 

Wind power accounts for a significant part of the Danish electricity supply and the share is expected to increase considerably in the future. Since wind power production fluctuates, it is a challenge to ensure a balance between wind power production, the remaining power supply and electricity consumption.

 

In Spring 2009, Ea Energy Analyses and Risø DTU carried out an independent study on integration of increasing amounts of renewable energy into the electricity system which focused on tax on electricity used for heating and the subsidy for small combined heat and power plants (CHP).

 

The study "Better integration of wind power" analyses the challenges of integrating more wind power into the electricity system, describes selected technical solutions and provides recommendations on how modified taxes, tariffs and market design can facilitate the integration of increasing amounts of wind power into the electricity system.

 

It is recommended that:

  • The reduced tax on electricity used for heating in district heating systems be made permanent
  • Dynamic taxes be introduced
  • New tariffs be made more dynamic
  • In the long run, all producers should operate under market conditions
  • Work be initiated to develop the framework for the regulating power market so that consumption (and other small units) can participate in the market

 

 

Last update 01-Sep-2015

 

Helge Ørsted Pedersen

 

 

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