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Combining Electricity Models (AFEM-MODEL)

English title Combining Electricity Models (AFEM-MODEL)
Applicant Weigt Hannes
Number 153733
Funding scheme NRP 70 Energy Turnaround
Research institution Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät Universität Basel
Institution of higher education University of Basel - BS
Main discipline Economics
Start/End 01.11.2014 - 31.12.2018
Approved amount 471'881.00
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All Disciplines (2)

Discipline
Economics
Electrical Engineering

Keywords (4)

Electricity market; Dispatch model; Network modeling; Bottom-up models

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Die europäischen Strommärkte befinden sich derzeit im Wandel und mit ihnen auch der Schweizer Strommarkt. Die Umstellung von fossiler auf erneuerbare Erzeugung führt zu deutlichen Verschiebungen in den alten Strukturen und wirft damit die Frage auf, ob eine neue Marktarchitektur notwendig ist. Dabei spielt insbesondere die unstetige Einspeisung von Wind- und Solarstrom und die damit einhergehenden Auswirkungen auf das Stromnetz und die Strompreise eine entscheidende Rolle. Das Projekt ist Teil des Verbundprojektes „Assessing Future Electricity Markets" (AFEM), bei dem die zukünftige Entwicklung des Schweizer Strommarktes unter diesen veränderten Bedingungen analysiert wird.
Lay summary

Inhalt und Ziel des Forschungsprojekts
Das Projekt beinhaltet zwei Hauptelemente. Erstens, soll eine Verknüpfung zwischen den unterschiedlichen Modellebenen des AFEM Verbundprojektes entwickelt werden. Hierfür müssen geographische Detailinformationen und elektrotechnische Modellierung mit einem ökonomischen Modell des Schweizer Strommarktes gekoppelt werden. Dieses detaillierte Strommarktmodell muss wiederum mit aggregierten gesamtökonomischen Modellen auf europäischer Ebene gekoppelt werden. In einem zweiten Schritt wird diese verknüpfte Modellstruktur dann für die Simulation unterschiedlicher Marktentwicklungen herangezogen.

Wissenschaftlicher und gesellschaftlicher Kontext des Forschungsprojekts
Das vorliegende Projekt leistet durch seine Verknüpfung von technischen und ökonomischen Aspekten einen wichtigen Beitrag die Herausforderungen der Energiewende gesamtheitlich zu bewerten.


Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 20.10.2014

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Publications

Publication
Nuclear and coal moratoria effects on the European electricity system
Savelsberg Jonas (2017), Nuclear and coal moratoria effects on the European electricity system, in 2017 14th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), Dresden, GermanyIEEE, Dresden, Germany.
High resolution simulations of increased renewable penetration on Central European transmission grid
Eser Patrick, Singh Antriksh, Chokani Ndaona, Abhari Reza S. (2015), High resolution simulations of increased renewable penetration on Central European transmission grid, in 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Denver, CO, USAIEEE, Denver, CO, USA.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Prof. Dr. Rausch, Sebastian, ETH Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Prof. Reza Abhari, ETH Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Dr. Demiray, Tuhran , ETH Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal, ETH Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Dr. Schaffner, Christian, Energy Science Center, ETH Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik Talk given at a conference Pricing Reliability on Imbalance Prices in Electricity Markets 02.09.2018 Freiburg, Germany Savelsberg Jonas;
6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists Talk given at a conference Pricing Reliability on Imbalance Prices in Electricity Markets 25.06.2018 Gothenburg, Sweden Tavares Mendes Carla Manuela;
Seventh Mannheim Energy Conference Talk given at a conference Pricing Reliability on Imbalance Prices in Electricity Markets 14.05.2018 Mannheim, Germany Tavares Mendes Carla Manuela;
ENERDAY 2018 - 12th International Conference on Energy Economics and Technology Talk given at a conference The economic benefit of emproved RES forecasts 27.04.2018 Dresden, Germany Savelsberg Jonas;
YEEES Seminar Talk given at a conference Pricing Reliability on Imbalance Prices in Electricity Markets 12.04.2018 Delft, Netherlands Tavares Mendes Carla Manuela;
1st Global Power and Propulsion Forum Talk given at a conference Operational and financial performance of fossil fuel power plants within a high renewable energy mix 30.10.2017 Zurich, Switzerland Eser Patrick;
15th IAEE European Conference Talk given at a conference Pricing Reliability on Imbalance Prices in Electricity Markets 03.09.2017 Vienna, Austria Tavares Mendes Carla Manuela;
14th International Conference on the European Energy Market Talk given at a conference Nuclear and coal moratoria - effects on the European electricity system. 06.06.2017 Dresden, Germany Savelsberg Jonas;
4th SimLab Educational Workshop Talk given at a conference Assessing Future Electricity Markets - an integrated modelling approach. 29.03.2017 Zurich, Switzerland Savelsberg Jonas;
YEEES Seminar Talk given at a conference An integrated modelling approach to assess future electricity market designs. 17.11.2016 Edinburgh, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Savelsberg Jonas;
ESC Workshop – Frontiers in Energy Systems Modelling Talk given at a conference Enerpol: An integrated, high resolution, system-wide, electricity & gas networks model 19.11.2015 Zürich, Switzerland Abhari Reza; Chokani Ndaona;
ESC Workshop – Frontiers in Energy Systems Modelling Talk given at a conference SwissMod: A model of the Swiss Electricity Market 19.11.2015 Zürich, Switzerland Weigt Hannes;
IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting Talk given at a conference High-resolution simulations of increased renewable penetration on central European transmission grid 26.07.2015 Denver, United States of America Eser Patrick;


Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
10. Schweizerische Energieforschungskonferenz Talk 14.04.2016 Luzern, Switzerland Weigt Hannes;
Das Stromnetz der Zukunft Talk 18.06.2015 Zürich, Switzerland Abhari Reza;


Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
179053 Spatially and temporal explicit forecast model of broad front bird migration using radar surveillance data 01.05.2018 Project funding (Div. I-III)
172703 The role of energy storage technologies in the context of the Swiss energy transition 01.11.2017 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Abstract

Addressing the main questions of the joint umbrella project "Assessing Future Electricity Markets" (AFEM) on how the Swiss and European electricity markets will evolve under current and new market conditions will require a coherent model framework that combines the macro-economic dimension of general market forecasts (i.e. the scenarios of the “Strategie Stromnetze”, generation investments) with short-term operational market models (i.e. dispatch and network models) and finally with the underlying technical characteristics (i.e. detailed AC network modelling and regional evaluations of potentials).Within the AFEM MODEL project (‘Combining Electricity Models’) such a comprehensive electricity methodology and the underlying model framework will be developed. The framework will cover the most important electricity market segments to allow the analysis of market design, investments, and transmission related aspects. The methodology needs to be able to address the overall market development with particular regard on the role of Switzerland within the European electricity system, the spatial dimension of renewable generation, and the temporal differentiation between long term investment in generation and network and the short term dimension of system stability. It will provide the linkage between the detailed technological perspective of the sub-project AFEM-INFRA and the aggregated market perspective of AFEM- FUTURE. In addition AFEM MODEL will contribute the insights of the detailed bottom-up electricity market-modelling layer to the overall AFEM project.Due to the hub function of the MODEL project within the AFEM structure a close interaction with the other sub-projects is envisioned. MODEL will be responsible for the development and management of the linkages while the detailed assessments will remain within the other sub-projects, i.e. the technological evaluation in INFRA and the market design and aggregated evaluation in FUTURE.The main objectives of AFEM-MODEL are therefore as follows:•Develop a methodology to link economic and engineering network models•Develop a methodology to match the different spatial and temporal resolutions of top-down/aggregated and bottom-up/detailed electricity market models•Combine those linkages to derive a consistent model framework•Provide numerical results on the short-term market operation
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