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Title: The Value of Day-Ahead Coordination of Power and Natural Gas Network Operations

The operations of electricity and natural gas transmission networks in the U.S. are increasingly interdependent, due to the growing number of installations of gas fired generators and the penetration of renewable energy sources. This development suggests the need for closer communication and coordination between gas and power transmission system operators in order to improve the efficiency and reliability of the combined energy system. In this paper, we present a co-simulation platform for examining the interdependence between natural gas and electricity transmission networks based on a direct current unit-commitment and economic dispatch model for the power system and a transient hydraulic gas model for the gas system. We analyze the value of day-ahead coordination of power and natural gas network operations and show the importance of considering gas system constraints when analyzing power systems operation with high penetration of gas generators and renewable energy sources. Results show that day-ahead coordination contributes to a reduction in curtailed gas during high stress periods (e.g., large gas offtake ramps) and a reduction in energy consumption of gas compressor stations.
Authors:
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  1. cleaNRGi® Solutions GmbH, Essen (Germany)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5D00-71349
Journal ID: ISSN 1996-1073; ENERGA
Grant/Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Energies (Basel)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Energies (Basel); Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 1996-1073
Publisher:
MDPI AG
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; energy systems integration; sector coupling; power gas simulation; day-ahead and real-time coordination; power gas interdependence
OSTI Identifier:
1456304
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1487327

Pambour, Kwabena Addo, Sopgwi, Rostand Tresor, Hodge, Bri-Mathias, and Brancucci, Carlo. The Value of Day-Ahead Coordination of Power and Natural Gas Network Operations. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.3390/en11071628.
Pambour, Kwabena Addo, Sopgwi, Rostand Tresor, Hodge, Bri-Mathias, & Brancucci, Carlo. The Value of Day-Ahead Coordination of Power and Natural Gas Network Operations. United States. doi:10.3390/en11071628.
Pambour, Kwabena Addo, Sopgwi, Rostand Tresor, Hodge, Bri-Mathias, and Brancucci, Carlo. 2018. "The Value of Day-Ahead Coordination of Power and Natural Gas Network Operations". United States. doi:10.3390/en11071628.
@article{osti_1456304,
title = {The Value of Day-Ahead Coordination of Power and Natural Gas Network Operations},
author = {Pambour, Kwabena Addo and Sopgwi, Rostand Tresor and Hodge, Bri-Mathias and Brancucci, Carlo},
abstractNote = {The operations of electricity and natural gas transmission networks in the U.S. are increasingly interdependent, due to the growing number of installations of gas fired generators and the penetration of renewable energy sources. This development suggests the need for closer communication and coordination between gas and power transmission system operators in order to improve the efficiency and reliability of the combined energy system. In this paper, we present a co-simulation platform for examining the interdependence between natural gas and electricity transmission networks based on a direct current unit-commitment and economic dispatch model for the power system and a transient hydraulic gas model for the gas system. We analyze the value of day-ahead coordination of power and natural gas network operations and show the importance of considering gas system constraints when analyzing power systems operation with high penetration of gas generators and renewable energy sources. Results show that day-ahead coordination contributes to a reduction in curtailed gas during high stress periods (e.g., large gas offtake ramps) and a reduction in energy consumption of gas compressor stations.},
doi = {10.3390/en11071628},
journal = {Energies (Basel)},
number = 7,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}