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The Cost and Benefit of Bulk Energy Storage in the Arizona Power Transmission System

Abstract This thesis addresses the issue of making an economic case for energy storage in power systems. Bulk energy storage has often been suggested for large scale electric power systems in order to levelize load; store energy when it is inexpensive and discharge energy when it is expensive; potentially defer transmission and generation expansion; and provide for generation reserve margins. As renewable energy resource penetration increases, the uncertainty and variability of wind and solar may be alleviated by bulk energy storage technologies. The quadratic programming function in MATLAB is used to simulate an economic dispatch that includes energy storage. A program is created that utilizes quadratic programming to analyze various cases using a ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Ruggiero, John Ryan (Author) / Heydt, Gerald T (Advisor) / Datta, Rajib (Committee member) / Karady, George (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Energy / Arizona / Economic dispatch / Energy storage / Pumped hydro energy storage / Quadratic programming
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 149 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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