Optimal placement of energy storage in the grid

Subhonmesh Bose, Dennice F. Gayme, Ufuk Topcu, K. Mani Chandy

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This paper studies the problem of optimally placing large-scale energy storage in power grids with both conventional and wind generation. The solution technique for this infinite horizon problem assumes cyclic demand and generation profiles using a semidefinite relaxation of AC optimal power flow. Changes in storage allocation in the network are studied as a function of total storage budget and transmission line-flow constraints. These questions are investigated using an IEEE benchmark system with various generation portfolios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6426113
Pages (from-to)5605-5612
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2012 - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Dec 10 2012Dec 13 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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