Evaluating flexibility values for congestion management in distribution networks within Dutch pilots

Rik Fonteijn, Marieke van Amstel, Phuong Nguyen, Johan Morren, Gerrit Maarten Bonnema, Han Slootweg

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    Decentralisation of electricity generation, and electrification of heating and transportation pose challenges for the distribution networks, such as possible network congestion. Network operators investigate alternatives for reinforcements. Flexibility through demand response (DR) is one of these alternatives. Four theoretical possibilities for flexibility as a solution for congestion management are presented, in relation to four pilot projects on congestion management in the Netherlands. This article evaluates these four pilot projects based on six evaluation criteria. The strengths and weaknesses of all pilots are addressed, and the results of the pilot projects are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5158-5162
    JournalJournal of Engineering (UK)
    Issue number18
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2019
    Event7th International Conference on Renewable Power Generation 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 26 Aug 201827 Aug 2018
    Conference number: 7


    • Investment
    • Demand side management
    • Distribution networks
    • Evaluation criteria
    • Congestion management
    • Electricity generation
    • Theoretical possibilities
    • Pilot projects
    • Flexibility values
    • Dutch pilots
    • Network operators
    • Network congestion
    • Demand response
    • Transportation

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