Coordinating of Energy Storage and Flexible Demand Resources

 

Presented by: Prabir Barooah, Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineer, University of Florida 



Energy storage is needed to help the power grid of the future in balancing the highs and lows caused by intermittent renewables such as solar and wind. Flexible demand – such as air conditioning – can provide the same service as batteries by manipulating their demand around a nominal baseline so that the increase and decrease of demand appears like charging and discharging of a battery. The advantage of these “virtual batteries” over real batteries is their low cost, since only a change in software is needed. A challenge in the effective use of both real and virtual batteries is coordination: a large number of them need to be coordinated so that together they supply what the grid needs. At the same time, the Quality of Service (QoS) of each consumer – on whose premises a flexible load or a battery resides - must be maintained within strict, pre-negotiated, bounds. In this webinar, we will describe methods for coordinating a large number of energy storage and flexible demand resources, and discuss the pros and cons of these methods. ile maintaining and enhancing grid reliability with high penetrations of renewable energy resources.

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INTENDED AUDIENCE: Anyone, Researchers and power grid professionals working on grid operations with high renewable penetration, and those interested in using coordination distributed energy resources


 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

ImagePrabir Barooah
Prabir Barooah is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida, and currently a University of Florida Term Professor. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2007 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1999 to 2002 he was a research engineer at United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT. He received the M. S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1999 and the B. Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1996. Dr. Barooah is the winner of the ASEE-SE (American Society of Engineering Education, South East Section) outstanding researcher award (2012), NSF CAREER award (2010), General Chairs' Recognition Award for Interactive papers at the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (2009), best paper award at the 2nd Int. Conf. on Intelligent Sensing and Information Processing (2005), and a NASA group achievement award (2003).

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