Evaluation of the adjustable-speed pumped hydro storage in systems with renewable resources

Nan Li, Kory Hedman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

With the fast expansion of renewable resources in power systems, there is a growing interest in using pumped hydro storage (PHS) to facilitate the integration of high levels of renewable resources. In this paper, two different PHS technologies are studied, namely the traditional fixed-speed technology and the adjustable-speed technology. Mathematical models are developed for the two types of PHS technologies. A two-step approach is proposed to evaluate and compare the capabilities of the two PHS technologies to provide regulation reserves. The proposed approach represents the scheduling and the deployment of regulation reserves. The case study shows that the adjustable-speed PHS is more effective than the fixed-speed PHS in balancing renewable uncertainties in power systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2016-July
ISBN (Electronic)9781509021574
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 22 2016
Event2016 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2016 - Dallas, United States
Duration: May 3 2016May 5 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2016
CountryUnited States
CityDallas
Period5/3/165/5/16

Keywords

  • Adjustable-speed pumped hydro storage
  • energy storage
  • power system economics
  • regulation reserve
  • renewable resources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Evaluation of the adjustable-speed pumped hydro storage in systems with renewable resources'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Li, N., & Hedman, K. (2016). Evaluation of the adjustable-speed pumped hydro storage in systems with renewable resources. In 2016 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2016 (Vol. 2016-July). [7520084] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TDC.2016.7520084