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

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:
Report Number(s):
SAND-2017-7835J
Journal ID: ISSN 1540-7977; 655624
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
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
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE
OSTI Identifier:
1429811