On the distribution of energy storage in electricity grids

Christos Thrampoulidis, Subhonmesh Bose, Babak Hassibi

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Abstract

Distributed energy storage is a promising emerging technology for smart grid. In this paper, we address the question of optimally placing and sizing distributed storage resources in a network to minimize the cost of generation given a budget of available storage. For a non-decreasing convex generation cost, we prove that it is always optimal to place zero storage at generator buses that connect to rest of the grid via single links, regardless of demand profiles and network parameters. Hence, this defines a robust investment strategy for network planners. Besides, for a star network where the center is a generator bus and the other nodes are demand buses, we show that it is optimal not to place storage resources at the generator bus for small enough and large enough storage budget.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 52nd Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages7590-7596
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781467357173
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2013 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Dec 10 2013Dec 13 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0191-2216

Other

Other52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2013
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period12/10/1312/13/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization

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    Thrampoulidis, C., Bose, S., & Hassibi, B. (2013). On the distribution of energy storage in electricity grids. In 2013 IEEE 52nd Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2013 (pp. 7590-7596). [6761094] (Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2013.6761094