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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: to generate, transmit, and distribute electricity as a real-time commodity. Physics requires that electricity generation always be in real-time balance with load, despite variability in load on timescales ranging from sub-second disturbances to multi-year trends. With the increasing role of variable generation from wind and solar, retirements of fossil fuel-based generation, and a changing consumer demand profile, grid operators are using new methods to maintain this balance.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. GE Energy Consulting, Schenectady, NY (United States)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  3. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1429811
Report Number(s):
SAND-2017-7835J
Journal ID: ISSN 1540-7977; 655624
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE Power & Energy Magazine
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 15; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 1540-7977
Publisher:
IEEE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

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. Tue . "Maintaining Balance: The Increasing Role of Energy Storage for Renewable Integration". United States. doi:10.1109/MPE.2017.2729098. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1429811.
@article{osti_1429811,
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: to generate, transmit, and distribute electricity as a real-time commodity. Physics requires that electricity generation always be in real-time balance with load, despite variability in load on timescales ranging from sub-second disturbances to multi-year trends. With the increasing role of variable generation from wind and solar, retirements 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 = {2017},
month = {10}
}

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