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Table 6 Studied range of variation of global parameters

From: Prosumption and the distribution and supply of electricity

Parameter Minimum value Maximum value  
Number of users 10 500 Much larger numbers have also been modelled but did not show any changing outcomes. In reality not all people in a neighbourhood will join the local exchange community. However, the model cannot (yet) study this situation explicitly since all users in the model are assumed to be willing to participate. Therefore, modelling an increasing share of households joining the exchange community equals modelling an increasing number of users in the system
Users with PV system 0 % 100 % Percentage of the total number of households in the community (300 for these runs). A value of 100 % corresponds to the situation in which all households have their own PV panels. This is of course a very unlikely situation but we clearly see an increasing number of households with PV systems in recent years.
Average PV capacity 0 kWp 10 kWp Currently Dutch households can maximally use 5000 kWh a year in a financial profitable way. This corresponds to about 6.3 kWp [53]. Since we assume this value might increase in future situation we apply a maximum of 10 kWp.
PV systems with storage 0 % 100 % Percentage of the total number of households with PV systems within the community (60 for these runs). The total number of storage systems within the community varies from 0 to 60 with a default of
Average storage capacity 0 kWh 20 kWh We assume 20 kWh will be sufficient for a household.
Storage level at start 0 % 100 % Percentage of the storage capacity and thus varied between 0 (empty, default) and 100 % (full).