Modelling of renewable electricity self-consumption within the residential sector - title

Modelling of Renewable Electricity Self-consumption within the Residential Sector Test Case

Modelling of renewable electricity self-consumption within the residential sector - overview

Test Case Overview

Author / organization: Frank Meinke-Hubeny / VITO-EnergyVille

Test objective: characterization

Object Under Investigation:

  • Transformer for electricity flow from PV to ELCRES, without flow through the low voltage grid (ELCLOW)
  • Utilisation of electrical storage technology (Elc Storage): inflow of ELCRES in one time slice and outflow in subsequent time slice(s)
  • Utilisation of Thermal Storage: inflow of electricity or thermal power in one time slice and outflow of thermal energy in subsequent time slice(s)

System configuration:

  • Limited residential sector model, based on the techno-economic parameters and demand profiles of the residential sector in the TIMES Belgium model
  • Demand profiles have been disaggregated to allow for a better representation of different types of end-use demands

Use case: UC18 – National scale case

Modelling of renewable electricity self-consumption within the residential sector - description

Short Description

This test case is used to characterize the functioning of self-consumption of renewable electricity within the residential sector, either in form of electricity or by conversion to heat. Compared to the BAU approach within the TIMES Belgium model, new energy commodities are introduced to represent flows ‘behind the meter’, meaning without entering the low-voltage grid.

Modelling of renewable electricity self-consumption within the residential sector - details

Test Case Details