Storage sizing and placement through operational and uncertainty-aware simulations

Krishnamurthy Dvijotham, Misha Chertkov, Scott Backhaus

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Abstract

As the penetration level of transmission-scale time-intermittent renewable generation resources increases, control of flexible resources will become important to mitigating the fluctuations due to these new renewable resources. Flexible resources may include new or existing synchronous generators as well as new energy storage devices. Optimal placement and sizing of energy storage to minimize costs of integrating renewable resources is a difficult optimization problem. Further, optimal planning procedures typically do not consider the effect of the time dependence of operations and may lead to unsatisfactory results. Here, we use an optimal energy storage control algorithm to develop a heuristic procedure for energy storage placement and sizing. We perform operational simulation under various time profiles of intermittent generation, loads and interchanges (artificially generated or from historical data) and accumulate statistics of the usage of storage at each node under the optimal dispatch. We develop a greedy heuristic based on the accumulated statistics to obtain a minimal set of nodes for storage placement. The quality of the heuristic is explored by comparing our results to the obvious heuristic of placing storage at the renewables for IEEE benchmarks and real-world network topologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 47th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages2408-2416
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781479925049
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014 - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 6 2014Jan 9 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI
Period1/6/141/9/14

Keywords

  • Energy storage
  • Power system control
  • Power system planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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