Wind Allocation Methods for Improving Energy Security in Residential Space and Hot Water Heating
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Worldwide, wind energy added to the energy mix of electricity suppliers may be seen as way of improving energy security and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, due to wind's variability wind electricity cannot be used to meet demands which require a continuous supply of electricity. One solution to the variability problem is to adopt services that are capable of storing energy for use at a later time. Five new wind-allocation methods are considered to maximize its use of wind-electricity while at the same time reducing emissions. Simulations results, show that households benefit from an annual savings of about 30% to 36% with an estimated payback period ranging between 3.5 and 5.5 years. Emissions reduction in the off-peak scenarios is between 32% and 35% and about 86% in the anytime scenario. Heating demands satisfied ranges between 75% and 96% and total wind used for heating is between 3%-4%.