Modernization of power usage and design is demanding for new control and operation strategies of the smart grid. The changes in load control system coupled with the variable and stochastic nature of renewable energy integrated in the smart grid offers a new set of challenges in balancing generation and consumption. The deployment of energy storage system throughout the grid from generation to end-user present an opportunity to transcend the power balance paradigm by storing energy during off-peak and redispatched when needed. It also makes process happen more effectively and improve system performance. This paper addresses commonly used energy storage technologies, their application and benefits. The simulation carried out using OpenDSS software shows the effectiveness of energy storage on intermittent renewable energy and its positive impact on the tasks of voltage control.
Implementation of Energy Storage in a Future Smart Grid
Jan 1, 2013