On the Use of Energy Storage Technologies for Regulation Services in Electric Power Systems with Significant Penetration of Wind Energy

Bo Yang, Yuri Makarov, John Desteese, Vilayanur Viswanathan, Preben Nyeng, Bart McManus, John Pease

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Abstract

Energy produced by intermittent renewable resources is sharply increasing in the United States. At high penetration levels, volatility of wind power production could cause additional problems for the power system balancing functions such as regulation. This paper reports some partial results of a project work, recently conducted by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The project proposes to mitigate additional intermittency with the help of Wide Area Energy Management System (WAEMS) that would provide a two-way simultaneous regulation service for the BPA and California ISO systems by using a large energy storage facility. The paper evaluates several utility-scale energy storage technology options for their usage as regulation resources. The regulation service requires a participating resource to quickly vary its power output following the rapidly and frequently changing regulation signal. Several energy storage options have been analyzed based on thirteen selection criteria. The evaluation process resulted in the selection of flywheels, pumped hydro electric power (or conventional hydro electric power) plant and sodium sulfur or nickel cadmium batteries as candidate technologies for the WAEMS project. A cost benefit analysis should be conducted to narrow the choice to one technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on the European Electricity Market
Number of pages755
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2008
ISBN (Print)9781424417438
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Conference on the European Electricity Market - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 28 May 200830 May 2008
Conference number: 5
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ConferenceInternational Conference on the European Electricity Market
Number5
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period28/05/200830/05/2008
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Yang, B., Makarov, Y., Desteese, J., Viswanathan, V., Nyeng, P., McManus, B., & Pease, J. (2008). On the Use of Energy Storage Technologies for Regulation Services in Electric Power Systems with Significant Penetration of Wind Energy. In 5th International Conference on the European Electricity Market IEEE. http://www.eem08.org