This chapter quantifies how different clean energy communities (CECs) change the grid-friendliness of a community and how they induce intracommunity cash flows through local peer-to-peer trading. Three reference networks are employed—countryside, village, and suburban—for simulating behavior-based residential load profiles. Meteorological data are used to model power generation from solar photovoltaics and wind turbines. CECs are assumed to (potentially) adopt four measures: improve energy efficiency, buy photovoltaic units in bulk, introduce peer-to-peer trading, and install a wind energy converter. Individual measures are found to often create a trade-off between autarky and grid-friendliness, whereas combining measures nearly always improves CEC grid-friendliness.
Reinhard Madlener, Robert Crump, 17 - Grid-friendly clean energy communities and induced intracommunity cash flows through peer-to-peer trading. Editor(s): Sabine Löbbe, Fereidoon Sioshansi, David Robinson, 'Energy Communities', Academic Press, 2022, Pages 277-301, ISBN 9780323911351,