Proceedings of the 14th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference 2020 (IRES 2020)

Harnessing Value From Circular Economy

Authors
Kirsikka Kiviranta, Tomi Thomasson, Jonne Hirvonen, Matti Tähtinen
Corresponding Author
Kirsikka Kiviranta
Available Online 4 February 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahe.k.210202.010How to use a DOI?
Keywords
circular economy, wind power, variability, flexibility
Abstract

Energy systems with high shares of variable renewable power generation have an increased need for power system flexibility. In parallel, renewable energy has an important role in circular economy as circular activities such as material processing consumes power and heat. This paper examines if harnessing flexibility from circular economy processes related to upgrading of side and waste material flows increase the value of a renewable energy system. Analysis is conducted on a selected case region as the availability of both circular processes and renewable energies are region-specific depending of the local characteristics. The potential of circular economy as a demand source for abundant variable renewable energy supply is compared to a highly electrified transportation sector and to power-to-heat conversion in addition to the baseline scenario. The analysis is performed with a developed mixed integer linear programming (MILP) model in which energy system operation and selected circular material flows are simultaneously optimized.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 14th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference 2020 (IRES 2020)
Series
Atlantis Highlights in Engineering
Publication Date
4 February 2021
ISBN
10.2991/ahe.k.210202.010
ISSN
2589-4943
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahe.k.210202.010How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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