The BestRES project is crossing the finish line and publishes its results.
In a changing electricity market landscape where the share of variable renewable energy in the energy mix is increasing, system flexibility becomes crucial. As part of the solution, the aggregation of renewable energy sources can significantly accelerate the integration of variable electricity sources, complement demand flexibility and decrease the reliance on renewable energy support schemes. Aggregators of demand and/or generation are therefore expected to have an increasingly important role to play in the future. The BestRES project investigated the current barriers for aggregator business models (BMs) to understand how to improve the role of aggregators in future electricity market designs.
A series of documents describe in details the outcome of its three-year-long research from different perspectives:
All the reports are available for download at this link.
14 January 2019
The energy landscape is shifting away from fossil fuels towards more sustainable electricity sources, and from vertically integrated monopolies to unbundled and competitive markets. Energy markets have been historically designed around centralised sources, however renewable energy generation requires a different approach – integrating different decentralised sources, energy storage and strengthening linkages with the demand side. […]