Making the economic case for bulk energy storage in electric power systems

John R. Ruggiero, Gerald T. Heydt

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Bulk energy storage has often been suggested for large scale electric power systems in order to levelize load; store energy when it is inexpensive and discharge energy when it is expensive; potentially defer transmission and generation expansion; and provide for generation reserve margins. As renewable energy resource penetration increases, the uncertainty and variability of wind and solar may be alleviated by bulk energy storage technologies. This research addresses the economic case for bulk energy storage optimized for multiple objectives including decreasing generation costs and peak shaving. The test bed used is the Arizona electric transmission system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication45th North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event45th North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2013 - Manhattan, KS, United States
Duration: Sep 22 2013Sep 24 2013

Publication series

Name45th North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2013

Other

Other45th North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityManhattan, KS
Period9/22/139/24/13

Keywords

  • Bulk energy storage
  • battery storage
  • frequency regulation
  • optimization
  • peak shaving
  • pumped hydro storage
  • renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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    Ruggiero, J. R., & Heydt, G. T. (2013). Making the economic case for bulk energy storage in electric power systems. In 45th North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2013 [6666839] (45th North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/NAPS.2013.6666839