The future significance of fuel cell (FC) powered micro combined heat and power (micro-CHP) units in meeting the residential energy demands is set to increase, which may have a considerable impact on the low voltage (LV) grid. The objective of this paper is to investigate into the related technical issues using a Danish case study with different penetration levels of uncoordinated FC micro-CHPs. Based on the findings, it is recommended to design grid oriented integration strategies such as Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) for achieving future smart grids with a large roll out of distributed energy resources (DER).
Proceedings of Appeec, 2012
Distributed Energy Resources; Fuel cell; Low volatege grid; Micro-CHP; Virtual power plant
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Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, 2012