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Title: The value of compressed air energy storage with wind in transmission-constrained electric power systems

Abstract

In this paper, we examine the potential advantages of co-locating wind and energy storage to increase transmission utilization and decrease transmission costs. Co-location of wind and storage decreases transmission requirements, but also decreases the economic value of energy storage compared to locating energy storage at the load. This represents a tradeoff which we examine to estimate the transmission costs required to justify moving storage from load-sited to wind-sited in three different locations in the United States. We examined compressed air energy storage (CAES) in three “wind by wire” scenarios with a variety of transmission and CAES sizes relative to a given amount of wind. In the sites and years evaluated, the optimal amount of transmission ranges from 60% to 100% of the wind farm rating, with the optimal amount of CAES equal to 0–35% of the wind farm rating, depending heavily on wind resource, value of electricity in the local market, and the cost of natural gas.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1353479
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1354704
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energy Policy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 37; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 0301-4215
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; wind; energy storage; transmission

Citation Formats

Denholm, Paul, and Sioshansi, Ramteen. The value of compressed air energy storage with wind in transmission-constrained electric power systems. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2009.04.002.
Denholm, Paul, & Sioshansi, Ramteen. The value of compressed air energy storage with wind in transmission-constrained electric power systems. United States. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2009.04.002.
Denholm, Paul, and Sioshansi, Ramteen. Tue . "The value of compressed air energy storage with wind in transmission-constrained electric power systems". United States. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2009.04.002. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1353479.
@article{osti_1353479,
title = {The value of compressed air energy storage with wind in transmission-constrained electric power systems},
author = {Denholm, Paul and Sioshansi, Ramteen},
abstractNote = {In this paper, we examine the potential advantages of co-locating wind and energy storage to increase transmission utilization and decrease transmission costs. Co-location of wind and storage decreases transmission requirements, but also decreases the economic value of energy storage compared to locating energy storage at the load. This represents a tradeoff which we examine to estimate the transmission costs required to justify moving storage from load-sited to wind-sited in three different locations in the United States. We examined compressed air energy storage (CAES) in three “wind by wire” scenarios with a variety of transmission and CAES sizes relative to a given amount of wind. In the sites and years evaluated, the optimal amount of transmission ranges from 60% to 100% of the wind farm rating, with the optimal amount of CAES equal to 0–35% of the wind farm rating, depending heavily on wind resource, value of electricity in the local market, and the cost of natural gas.},
doi = {10.1016/j.enpol.2009.04.002},
journal = {Energy Policy},
issn = {0301-4215},
number = 8,
volume = 37,
place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {5}
}

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