Generic modelling framework for economic analysis of battery systems

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2011

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Deregulated electricity markets provide opportunities for Battery Systems (BS) to participate in energy arbitrage and ancillary services (regulation, operating reserves, contingency reserves, voltage regulation, power quality etc.). To evaluate the economic viability of BS with different business opportunities, a generic modelling framework is proposed to handle this task. This framework outlines a set of building blocks which are necessary for carrying out the economic analysis of various BS applications. Further, special focus is given on describing how to use the rainflow cycle counting algorithm for battery cycle life estimation, since the cycle life plays a central role in the economic analysis of BS. To illustrate the modelling framework, a case study using a Sodium Sulfur Battery (NAS) system with 5-minute regulating service is performed. The economic performances of two dispatch scenarios, a so called naive scenario and a risk-averse scenario, are evaluated in this case study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IET Renewable Power Generation Conference
Publication date2011
StatePublished - 2011
EventIET Renewable Power Generation Conference - Edinburgh, United Kingdom


ConferenceIET Renewable Power Generation Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Rainflow cycle counting, Modelling framework, Battery Systems, Deregulated electricity market
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