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Title: Maintaining Balance: The Increasing Role of Energy Storage for Renewable Integration

Abstract

For nearly a century, global power systems have focused on three key functions: generating, transmitting, and distributing electricity as a real-time commodity. Physics requires that electricity generation always be in real-time balance with load-despite variability in load on time scales ranging from subsecond disturbances to multiyear trends. With the increasing role of variable generation from wind and solar, the retirement of fossil-fuel-based generation, and a changing consumer demand profile, grid operators are using new methods to maintain this balance.

Authors:
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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 (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
OSTI Identifier:
1409003
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-6A20-70449
Journal ID: ISSN 1540-7977
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IEEE Power & Energy Magazine; Journal Volume: 15; Journal Issue: 6
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; power system planning; power system reliability; market research; frequency control; renewable energy sources; real-time systems; power system economics

Citation Formats

Stenclik, Derek, Denholm, Paul, and Chalamala, Babu. Maintaining Balance: The Increasing Role of Energy Storage for Renewable Integration. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1109/MPE.2017.2729098.
Stenclik, Derek, Denholm, Paul, & Chalamala, Babu. Maintaining Balance: The Increasing Role of Energy Storage for Renewable Integration. United States. doi:10.1109/MPE.2017.2729098.
Stenclik, Derek, Denholm, Paul, and Chalamala, Babu. Wed . "Maintaining Balance: The Increasing Role of Energy Storage for Renewable Integration". United States. doi:10.1109/MPE.2017.2729098.
@article{osti_1409003,
title = {Maintaining Balance: The Increasing Role of Energy Storage for Renewable Integration},
author = {Stenclik, Derek and Denholm, Paul and Chalamala, Babu},
abstractNote = {For nearly a century, global power systems have focused on three key functions: generating, transmitting, and distributing electricity as a real-time commodity. Physics requires that electricity generation always be in real-time balance with load-despite variability in load on time scales ranging from subsecond disturbances to multiyear trends. With the increasing role of variable generation from wind and solar, the retirement of fossil-fuel-based generation, and a changing consumer demand profile, grid operators are using new methods to maintain this balance.},
doi = {10.1109/MPE.2017.2729098},
journal = {IEEE Power & Energy Magazine},
number = 6,
volume = 15,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Nov 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Wed Nov 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}