BestRES recommendations for policy makers

BestRES recommendations for policy makers

20 September 2018

The BestRES project developed 13 Business Models to facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources into the energy market by aggregating distributed generation and combining it with demand side management and energy storage. However, these Business Models encounter various barriers on their way, be it of economic, technical or legal nature. The paper “The impact […]

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How battery systems can integrate renewable energy in smart grids

How battery systems can integrate renewable energy in smart grids

24 July 2018 - By 2030, 32% of the energy consumed in the EU must be generated from renewable sources, such as water, wind and sun. To achieve this, it doesn’t suffice to increase the number of wind turbines and solar cells. Extended and adapted transport and distribution grids are also necessary.

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Sharing distributed energy resources in apartment buildings: the  winner takes it all?

Sharing distributed energy resources in apartment buildings: the winner takes it all?

12 March 2018 - Solar generation is one of the key technologies in decarbonizing and decentralizing the energy system. While solar PV on single-family houses is a well-established and integrated solution, there have been relatively few such installations on multi-unit apartment buildings so far. Also, with the rapid urbanization, cities – mostly with a high share of apartment buildings […]

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BestRES member Next Kraftwerke adds 32 megawatts of demand response to the German grid

BestRES member Next Kraftwerke adds 32 megawatts of demand response to the German grid

11 October 2017 - Starting on January 1, 2018, Next Kraftwerke will provide the Lake Constance Water Supply Association (Zweckverband Bodensee-Wasserversorgung) with the flexible energy tariff package “Best of 96”. The six water pumps at the Süßenmühle pumping station on the banks of Lake Constance will soon play a significant role in supplying the German energy grid with around […]

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