Utilizing flywheels to provide regulation services for systems with renewable resources

Nan Li, Mojgan Hedayati, Kory Hedman

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

With the increasing penetration of renewable resources in power systems, more operational flexibility is required to deal with the uncertainty of intermittent generation. In particular, fast acting regulation reserves are needed to maintain the load-generation balance. This paper focuses on evaluating the benefits of energy storage in providing regulation services for real-time operation. Among the various storage technologies, flywheels have fast ramping capabilities and are, thus, very attractive for providing regulation services. In this study, a two-step framework is proposed for scheduling regulation reserve and dispatching it in real-time operations. The proposed method is tested on the RTS96 one-zone model to demonstrate the benefits of utilizing energy storage for providing regulation services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2015-September
ISBN (Print)9781467380409
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 30 2015
EventIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2015Jul 30 2015

Other

OtherIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period7/26/157/30/15

Keywords

  • Economic dispatch
  • energy storage
  • flywheel
  • power system economics
  • regulation reserve
  • renewable resources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Li, N., Hedayati, M., & Hedman, K. (2015). Utilizing flywheels to provide regulation services for systems with renewable resources. In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (Vol. 2015-September). [7286139] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2015.7286139