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Stochastic Robust Optimization for Unit Commitment with Wind Curtailment

With the growing share of renewable energy, properly reasoning about the uncertainty in the balance between electricity generation and load becomes increasingly important. In the previous century, demand was predictable, generation fully controlled, and the electricity system often centrally prepared for the worst case. Such an optimization for the worst-case scenario using mathematical programming is…
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Thermal inertia in buildings: An opportunity to increase the share of renewables in the European energy system

The last week of September was held in the Technical University of Vienna the workshop titled “Energy Flexible Buildings: Potential and Performance”. This workshop was organized in the run-up of the 5th working meeting of the IEA EBC Annex 67 “Energy Flexible Buildings” in Graz, a research project within the Technology Collaboration Programme “Energy in…
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Demand-side management by real-time market-based control

Energy Transition and the Distribution Grid Future distribution grids will very much differ from what we currently define as a distribution grid. Deregulation of electricity markets, along with electrification of transportation and heating, and the shift towards cleaner renewable energy resources are all inevitable, together with their effects. Future distribution grids will be characterized by[i]…
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