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FRED: The Flexible Renewable Energy System Dispatch Optimizer

do amaral Burghi, Ana Carolina and Hirsch, Tobias and Pitz-Paal, Robert (2019) FRED: The Flexible Renewable Energy System Dispatch Optimizer. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 141, 051009-1. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). DOI: 10.1115/1.4043518 ISSN 0199-6231

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Due to their thermal storage capability, concentrated solar power (CSP) plants have flexibility on electricity dispatch, being able to participate in balancing power markets. The development of an optimum electricity delivery schedule should be fast to react to updated forecast and the dynamic electricity markets, apart from considering best operational practices, as it brings significant cost reductions and improvement in plant performance. Therefore, dispatch optimization tools should combine financial and operational optimization with acceptable computational time. In this context, an innovative dispatch optimization algorithm used to derive a CSP plant operation schedule is presented. FRED is a heuristic rule-based algorithm used to optimize financial income while considering plant best operational practices. Simulations performed with a CSP plant tower model following FRED optimization strategy show the possibility of improved financial results with fast dispatch planning, ensuring the importance of this technology in the pathway to a highly renewable energy mix.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/127316/
Document Type:Article
Title:FRED: The Flexible Renewable Energy System Dispatch Optimizer
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
do amaral Burghi, Ana CarolinaAna.doAmaralBurghi (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5058-9162
Hirsch, Tobiastobias.hirsch (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0063-0128
Pitz-Paal, RobertRobert.Pitz-Paal (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3542-3391
Date:2 May 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1115/1.4043518
Page Range:051009-1
Publisher:American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Keywords:Dispatch, optimization, CSP
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Concentrating Solar Thermal Technology
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SW - Solar and Wind Energy
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Advanced Heat Transfer Media
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Line Focus Systems
Deposited By: do amaral Burghi, Ana Carolina
Deposited On:07 May 2019 09:16
Last Modified:07 May 2019 09:16

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