Energy Storage Applications in Distribution Grid Operation
Project runs from 08/16/2021 to 08/15/2022
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been collaborating with NC state on developing battery dispatch and valuation methodologies for capacity charge reduction. The proposed dispatch method consists of two steps: 1) determine whether a BESS is used on an operating day based on the peak-day probability, and 2) determine the optimal dispatch based on peak-hour probabilities. The peak-day and peak-hour probabilities are determined assuming the dispatch of the BESS will not affect the peak hour of the month, ignoring the potential risk of shifting the DEP monthly peak demand.