Distribution network tariff design and active consumers : a regulatory impact analysis

Abstract : The uptake of affordable solar PV panels challenges the way in which costs of distribution networks are recuperated from consumers. Historically, consumers were charged for the use of the distribution network mainly according to their (net) volume of electricity consumed over a period of time. With such volumetric network charges, consumers installing PV panels contribute a lot less towards the recuperation of network costs. However, these consumers (prosumers) still rely on the network as much as they did before. The question investigated in this thesis is how to re-design the distribution network tariff in this changing context. Different game-theoretical models are developed to conduct this analysis. In the models, not only investments in solar PV but also investments in batteries at the consumer-side are considered. The thesis consists of a brief overview followed by four standalone chapters and a conclusion.
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Tim Schittekatte. Distribution network tariff design and active consumers : a regulatory impact analysis. Economies and finances. Université Paris-Saclay, 2019. English. ⟨NNT : 2019SACLS054⟩. ⟨tel-02099785⟩

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