Incorporating state-of-charge balancing into the control of energy storage systems for Smoothing Renewable Intermittency

Jaewoong Shim, Heejin Kim, Kyeon Hur

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This paper proposes an effective control methodology for the Energy Storage System (ESS), compensating for renewable energy intermittency. By connecting generation variability and the preset service range of the State of Charge (SOC), this methodology successfully secures the desired SOC range while smoothing out power fluctuations. Adaptive to grid conditions, it can adjust response time (control bandwidth) of the ESS via energy feedback coefficients subject to the ESS capacity and its SOC range. This flexibility facilitates the process of developing ESS operation and planning strategies. Mathematical analysis proves that the proposed method controls the ESS to perform best for specific frequency bands associated with power fluctuation. Time-domain simulation studies along with power-spectrum analysis using PSCAD and MATLAB demonstrate the excellent power-smoothing performance to the power grid.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1190
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Funding Information:
Funding: This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (grant number 2018R1D1A1A09083054). This work was supported by “Human Resources Program in Energy Technology” of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP), granted financial resource from the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, Republic of Korea (No.20194030202420).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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