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
    CountryPortugal
    CityLisbon
    Period13/11/1215/11/12

    Keywords

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

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    Estanqueiro, A., Årdal, A., O'Dwyer, C., Flynn, D., Huertas-Hernando, D., Lew, D., Gómez-Lázaro, E., Carlini, E., Solvang, E., Ela, E., Kiviluoma, J., Rodrigues, L., & Amelin, M. (2012). Contribution of energy storage for large-scale integration of variable generation. In Proceedings: 11th 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 Energynautics GmbH.