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Diskussionspapiere 1551 / 2016

Coordinating Cross-Country Congestion Management

We employ a detailed two-stage model to simulate the operation of the Central Eastern European electricity market and network. Implementing different cases of coordination in congestion management between national transmission system operators, numerical results show the beneficial impact of closer cooperation. Specific steps comprise the sharing of network and dispatch information, cross-border

2016| Friedrich Kunz, Alexander Zerrahn
Diskussionspapiere 1457 / 2015

A Greenfield Model to Evaluate Long-Run Power Storage Requirements for High Shares of Renewables

We develop a dispatch and investment model to study the role of power storage and other flexibility options in a greenfield setting with high shares of renewables. The model captures multiple system values of power storage related to arbitrage, dispatchable capacity, and reserves. In a baseline scenario, we find that power storage requirements remain moderate up to a renewable share of around 80%,

2015| Alexander Zerrahn, Wolf-Peter Schill
Diskussionspapiere 1380 / 2014

Network Expansion to Mitigate Market Power: How Increased Integration Fosters Welfare

Lack of transmission capacity hampers the integration of the European electricity market, and thereby precludes reaping the full benefits of competition. We investigate the extent to which transmission grid expansion promotes competition, efficiency and welfare. This work proposes a three-stage model for grid investment: a benevolent planner decides on network upgrades, considering welfare

2014| Alexander Zerrahn, Daniel Huppmann
Diskussionspapiere 1298 / 2013

The Benefit of Coordinating Congestion Management in Germany

The management of congestion within the German electricity transmission network has become more important during the last years. This emerging relevance is caused by the increase of renewable generation and the partial phaseout of nuclear power plants. Both developments yield a change in the transmission flow pattern and thus the need for congestion management. Currently, four German transmission

2013| Friedrich Kunz, Alexander Zerrahn
DIW Roundup 111 / 2017

Wind Power: Mitigated and Imposed External Costs and Other Indirect Economic Effects

Since the 1990s, (onshore) wind power has become an important technology for electricity generation throughout the world. The economic rationale is the mitigation of negative externalities of conventional technologies, in particular emissions from fossil fuel combustion. However, wind power itself is not free of externalities. Wind turbines are alleged visual and noise impacts as well as threats

2017| Alexander Zerrahn
SOEPpapers 760 / 2015

Sowing the Wind and Reaping the Whirlwind? The Effect of Wind Turbines on Residential Well-Being

We investigate the effect of the physical presence of wind turbines on residential well-being in Germany, using panel data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) and a unique novel panel data set on more than 20,000 wind turbines for the time period between 2000 and 2012. Using a Geographical Information System (GIS), we calculate the proximity between households and the nearest wind turbine

2015| Christian Krekel, Alexander Zerrahn
Monographien

Cost Benefit Analysis of Sets and Alternative Local Small-Scale Storage Options

Mannheim: MVV Energie AG, 2018, 184 S.
(H2020 RealValue ; D3.6)
| Ciara O'Dwyer, Wolf-Peter Schill, Alexander Zerrahn ...
Monographien

Essays in Electricity Economics: Empirical, Numerical and Theoretical Perspectives on Renewable Energy and Cross-Border Integration

Zwei Entwicklungen auf europäischen Elektrizitätsmärkten sind von besonderer Bedeutung: Der großflächige Ausbau erneuerbarer Energien und eine immer engere Verflechtung über Grenzen hinweg. Beide Entwicklungen bergen große Wohlfahrtspotenziale, ziehen aber auch Herausforderungen für Fragen der Integration nach sich. Diese Dissertation leistet einen Beitrag zum ökonomischen Verständnis dieser Two d

Berlin: TU Berlin, 2016, XVII, 305 S. | Alexander Zerrahn
Monographien

Increased Integration of the Nordic and German Electricity Systems: Modelling and Assessment of Economic and Climate Effects of Enhanced Electrical Interconnection and the Additional Deployment of renewable Energies (Full Version)

Increased integration of power systems is one of the prerequisites for the completion of the EU internal energy market – and with it the achievement of higher cross-border transmission capacities between European countries. The Nordic countries have vast potentials in renewable energy, such as wind energy, together with already existing hydropower reservoirs. As part of the Energiewende, the

Berlin: Agora Energiewende, 2015, 166 S. | János Hethey, Anders Kofoed-Wiuff, Lars Pauli Bornak, Hans Henrik Lindboe, Simon Sawatzki, Marievi Vestarchi, Klaus Skytte, Jonas Katz, Jonas Egerer, Alexander Zerrahn, Christian von Hirschhausen
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Power-To-Heat for Renewable Energy Integration: a Review of Technologies, Modeling Approaches, and Flexibility Potentials

A flexible coupling of power and heat sectors can contribute to both renewable energy integration and decarbonization. We present a literature review of model-based analyses in this field, focusing on residential heating. We compare geographical and temporal research scopes and identify state-of-the-art analytical model formulations, particularly considering heat pumps and thermal storage. While

In: Applied Energy 212 (2018), S. 1611-1626 | Andreas Bloess, Wolf-Peter Schill, Alexander Zerrahn
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