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Integration of Renewable Energy Sources and Distributed Generation in Energy Supply Systems

Funded under: FP5-EESD


There is a strong trend towards decentralised energy production and supply. Both the increased use of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and Distributed Generation (DG) will lead to a situation where a growing number of small and medium-size producers will be connected to energy networks.

The integration of RES and DG in energy supply systems has been identified as a medium to long-term Target Action (TA) of RTD activities related to Energy under the Fifth Framework Programme.

Hence many new problems will arise related to the management, operation and trading of energy transfer and distribution and to the efficient distribution of RES in the grids. New RTD efforts have to be undertaken for the development of new devices for the management of energy networks, integration of RES in the distribution networks, systems for load management and shaping, as well as socio-economic aspects of decentralized energy markets. In addition, developments improving the integration of RES and DG such as electronic control systems, communications for remote monitoring and other information technologies can revolutionise the production, distribution and trading of electricity and, similar to the Internet, create new market opportunities in a huge e-electricity market.

Results of this TA will complement EU directives on internal electricity markets and the electricity produced from RES, as well as other actions and measures for the liberalization of energy markets. kets.

Additional information

Authors: No authors provided, ISET, Institut fur Solare Energieversorgungstechnik e.V
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19429 EN (2001), pp.16. Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available free of charge by Documantation service DG Research
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-0508-2
Record Number: 200013587 / Last updated on: 2001-07-30
Original language: en
Available languages: en