Easy modelling of industrial processes to reap the benefits from electrical flexibility
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What is it about?
We propose a simple methodology to build new models for industrial processes (like air ventilation, ovens, electrolysis pots) aiming at exposing the benefits of electrical flexibility, in a context where renewable sources of energy are becoming more common.
Why is it important?
The major disadvantage of renewables is their intermittency: they cannot produce electricity whenever it is needed. The industry must be able to exploit this new property of electrical grids. Currently, grid operators are offering flexibility services to the industry: for instance, they pay large consumers not to consume any electricity at a given time. New operation systems are required to take advantage of these services. To do so, building mathematical models of industrial processes is paramount.
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