Part 1: Flexibility provision from distributed multi-energy systems

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Part 1: Multi-Energy Systems (MES), in which multiple energy carriers are integrated and optimally operated, are key assets to enable low-carbon energy systems. Multi-carrier integration of distributed energy resources via different energy networks generates the so-called distributed MES (DMES). This webinar presents foundational concepts to characterize, model, optimize, and visualize the flexibility that could be provided to the electricity grid by DMES, including the role of integrated energy networks (e.g., electricity, heat and gas) in enabling or constraining power system flexibility. Several examples will be presented with illustrative case studies on current and future DMES practical applications, including technologies and concepts such as: combined heat and power (CHP); combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP); electric heat pumps, electric boilers, and hybrid (electricity-gas) boilers and heat pumps; power-to- hydrogen and power-to-gas; integrated electricity-hydrogen virtual power plants; power-to-heat; building-to-grid flexibility; virtual energy storage; community energy systems; etc.


Pierluigi Mancarella

Pierluigi Mancarella (M’08–SM’14) received the MSc and PhD degrees in electrical energy systems from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. He is currently Chair Professor of Electrical Power Systems at The University of Melbourne, Australia, and Professor of Smart Energy Systems at The University of Manchester, UK. His research interests include multi-carrier energy systems, grid integration of renewables, energy infrastructure planning under uncertainty, and reliability and resilience assessment of low-carbon networks. Pierluigi is an IEEE Power and Energy Society Distinguished Lecturer, an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Systems Journal, and the convenor of the Cigre working group C6/C2.34 “Flexibility provision from distributed energy resources”.

Publication Year: 2022

Earn 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) for completing the webinar

Part 1: Flexibility provision from distributed multi-energy systems
  • Course Provider: Smart Grid
  • Course Number: SGWEB0136
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: None