Barriers to entry in frequency-regulation services markets

Congratulations to Yannick Perez who published his paper “Barriers to entry in frequency-regulation services markets: Review of the status quo and options for improvements”, in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 

Abstract : As the share of intermittent renewable energy sources increases, it will be necessary to increase the volume of frequency-regulation reserves. New sources of reserves can be found in distributed energy resources: controllable loads, Electric Vehicles (EVs), distributed generation units. However, it is necessary to adapt the frequency-regulation reserve market design to allow these new resources to participate through new market players known as “aggregators”. The aim of this paper is to provide a modular framework to analyze frequency regulation markets or mechanisms in order i) to identify barriers to entry for aggregators and ii) to identify some options to overcome these barriers. A case study of the situation in 2016 of four major European frequency regulation markets is performed to show how this framework could be used by aggregators or policy- makers.

Reference: Borne, O., Korte K., Perez Y., Petit M., Purkus A. (2018), “Barriers to entry in frequency-regulation services markets: Review of the status quo and options for improvements”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 81 (2018) 605–614.

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