publication . Article . 2017

Evaluation methodology for tariff design under escalating penetrations of distributed energy resources

Abdelmotteleb, I.I.A.; Gómez, Tomás; Reneses, Javier;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2017
<p>As the penetration of distributed energy resources (DERs) escalates in distribution networks, new network tariffs are needed to cope with this new situation. These tariffs should allocate network costs to users, promoting an efficient use of the distribution network. This paper proposes a methodology to evaluate and compare network tariff designs. Four design attributes are proposed for this aim: (i) network cost recovery; (ii) deferral of network reinforcements; (iii) efficient consumer response; (iv) recognition of side-effects on consumers. Through an analytical hierarchy process (AHP), the evaluation methodology is applied to compare traditional cost allo...
free text keywords: Distribution network tariff, Distribution locational marginal prices, Distributed energy resources, Analytical hierarchy process, Peak-coincidence network charges
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