Flexibilisation mechanisms in relation to feed-in tariffs

Over the past few years it has become increasingly clear that the electricity system will have to be far more flexible to handle fluctuating feed-in of wind and solar. Moving forward, this need for flexibility may rise substantially among small-scale consumers, too, due not only to variable input from solar, but also to use of high-power technologies as well as specific demand patterns (e.g. electric vehicles, electric heat pumps). This report provides an impact analysis of potential flexibilization mechanisms for small-scale consumers and the electrical power system, examining the following issues: future need for flexibilization; exploration of flexibilization mechanisms; impact of these mechanisms on small-scale consumption; system-level impact; exploration of required changes to the regulatory system.

Flexibiliseringsmechanismen in relatie met saldering

Authors CE

Frans Rooijers
Thijs Scholten


Jos Sijm
Jaap Jansen
Omar Usmani
(allen van ECN)

Delft, September 2017