The combined value of wind and solar power forecasting improvements and electricity storage

Bri Mathias Hodge, Carlo Brancucci Martinez-Anido, Qin Wang, Erol Chartan, Anthony Florita, Juha Kiviluoma

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Abstract

As the penetration rates of variable renewable energy increase, the value of power systems operation flexibility technology options, such as renewable energy forecasting improvements and electricity storage, is also assumed to increase. In this work, we examine the value of these two technologies, when used independently and concurrently, for two real case studies that represent the generation mixes for the California and Midcontinent Independent System Operators (CAISO and MISO). Since both technologies provide additional system flexibility they reduce operational costs and renewable curtailment for both generation mixes under study. Interestingly, the relative impacts are quite similar when both technologies are used together. Though both flexibility options can solve some of the same issues that arise with high penetration levels of renewables, they do not seem to significantly increase or decrease the economic potential of the other technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Energy
Volume214
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • Electricity storage
  • Power systems planning
  • Solar power forecasting
  • Solar power integration
  • Wind power forecasting
  • Wind power integration

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Hodge, Bri Mathias ; Brancucci Martinez-Anido, Carlo ; Wang, Qin ; Chartan, Erol ; Florita, Anthony ; Kiviluoma, Juha. / The combined value of wind and solar power forecasting improvements and electricity storage. In: Applied Energy. 2018 ; Vol. 214. pp. 1-15.
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In: Applied Energy, Vol. 214, 15.03.2018, p. 1-15.

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