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It should be noted that under the current system for organizing international electricity trade, a gold mine is exactly what this is - Denmark does exactly what is proposed here already, and while the net trade in kwh sums to near zero, the net trade in kroner favors the storage vendors. A lot.

It should. They're taking lower-quality electricity and selling higher-quality electricity.

Selling timeshifting is currently a heck of a lot more profitable than selling intermittent electricity is,

That's not obvious from your example: Since there's no net trade in MWh in that example, you can't get a relative price from it.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Oct 26th, 2012 at 05:26:01 AM EST
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You can, if you buy at a lower price and sell at a higher price. But indeed I'd like figures on that.

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by DoDo on Fri Oct 26th, 2012 at 03:08:35 PM EST
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