Contribution of energy storage for large-scale integration of variable generation

A. Estanqueiro, A. Årdal, C. O'Dwyer, D. Flynn, D. Huertas-Hernando, D. Lew, E. Gómez-Lázaro, E. Carlini, E. Solvang, E. Ela, Juha Kiviluoma, L. Rodrigues, M. Amelin

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Abstract

The amount of wind power and other time-variable non-dispatchable renewable energy sources (VRES) such as photovoltaics (PV) is rapidly increasing in the world. Several power systems in Europe are already facing a very high penetration from variable renewables which is posing concerns on the operational stability limits that are being surpassed for extreme RES generation conditions. Most transmission system operators are defining VRES limits of penetration, thus, requiring the renewable energy excess to be curtailed, exported or stored. Energy storage may play a relevant role in maximizing the long term penetration of VRES if used as a technical mean to regulate the daily, weekly and annual profiles of variable generation (VG). This paper reviews the storage technologies that are available and may be used on a power system scale and performs a cost/benefit analysis discussing their advantages and disadvantages for the integration of fast-growing renewables, such as wind power and PV.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publication11th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants : 13-15 November 2012, Lisbon, Portugal
PublisherEnergynautics GmbH
ISBN (Print)978-3-9813870-5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event11th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants, WIW12 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 13 Nov 201215 Nov 2012
Conference number: 11

Conference

Conference11th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants, WIW12
Abbreviated titleWIW12
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period13/11/1215/11/12

Keywords

  • Wind power
  • renewable integration
  • energy storage
  • balancing of wind power

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