The Use of Electrical Thermal Storage to Balance the Variability and Intermittency of Renewable Energy

Conference: UPEC 2011 - 46th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference
09/05/2011 - 09/08/2011 at Soest, Germany

Proceedings: UPEC 2011

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Storry, Rachael Louise; Ault, Graham; Galloway, Stuart (University of Strathclyde, UK)

As renewable energy power output is variable and intermittent, an effective means of storing energy while it is abundant is essential for facilitating an increase in renewable generation and a low carbon future. One approach is to incorporate Electrical Thermal Storage (ETS) into the distribution network at the residential level as a responsive demand. This paper proposes a methodology for determining the optimal integration of ETS devices into the distribution network and uses a multiple objective, evolutionary algorithm approach for the optimisation of the size and location of the devices.