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Title: Simulating the Value of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage in a Production Cost Model

Abstract

Concentrating solar power (CSP) deployed with thermal energy storage (TES) provides a dispatchable source of renewable energy. The value of CSP with TES, as with other potential generation resources, needs to be established using traditional utility planning tools. Production cost models, which simulate the operation of grid, are often used to estimate the operational value of different generation mixes. CSP with TES has historically had limited analysis in commercial production simulations. This document describes the implementation of CSP with TES in a commercial production cost model. It also describes the simulation of grid operations with CSP in a test system consisting of two balancing areas located primarily in Colorado.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program
OSTI Identifier:
1059140
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-56731
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER; CSP; THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE; TES; PRODUCTION COST MODEL; BALANCING AREA; COLORADO; COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION; PLEXOS; CAPACITY VALUE; SYSTEM MARGINAL PRICE; NET LOAD; SOLAR; Energy Analysis; Solar Energy - Thermal

Citation Formats

Denholm, P., and Hummon, M. Simulating the Value of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage in a Production Cost Model. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1059140.
Denholm, P., & Hummon, M. Simulating the Value of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage in a Production Cost Model. United States. doi:10.2172/1059140.
Denholm, P., and Hummon, M. Thu . "Simulating the Value of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage in a Production Cost Model". United States. doi:10.2172/1059140. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1059140.
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title = {Simulating the Value of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage in a Production Cost Model},
author = {Denholm, P. and Hummon, M.},
abstractNote = {Concentrating solar power (CSP) deployed with thermal energy storage (TES) provides a dispatchable source of renewable energy. The value of CSP with TES, as with other potential generation resources, needs to be established using traditional utility planning tools. Production cost models, which simulate the operation of grid, are often used to estimate the operational value of different generation mixes. CSP with TES has historically had limited analysis in commercial production simulations. This document describes the implementation of CSP with TES in a commercial production cost model. It also describes the simulation of grid operations with CSP in a test system consisting of two balancing areas located primarily in Colorado.},
doi = {10.2172/1059140},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}

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