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Value of energy storage aggregation to the electricity system

Castagneto Gissey, G; Subkhankulova, D; Dodds, PE; Barrett, M; (2019) Value of energy storage aggregation to the electricity system. Energy Policy , 128 pp. 685-696. 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.01.037. Green open access

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Abstract

Energy storage offers the flexibility needed to integrate renewable generation into electricity systems. One decentralized option is to install battery packs in homes and offices. Yet storage owners might operate their device autonomously to minimize their own electricity costs, but this could be inefficient from a wider electricity system perspective. Using a novel agent-based power system model, ESMA, we explore the economic trade-offs of aggregator-led (centralized) and consumer-led (decentralized) coordination in the UK over the period 2015–2040. We consider the deployment of storage in the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors. Centralized scheduling leads to the lowest power system cost, reducing mean electricity prices by up to 7% relative to decentralized scheduling. This could avoid annual bill increases of up to 407 £m/year and could decrease electricity price volatility by up to 60%, depending on the installed storage capacity on the grid. We show that aggregators could reduce the disparity between private and system value by financially incentivizing consumers to give up control of their storage resource in order to use it more efficiently for the benefit of the wider electricity system.

Type: Article
Title: Value of energy storage aggregation to the electricity system
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.01.037
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2019.01.037
Language: English
Additional information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the credit line; if the material is not included under the Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission from the license holder to reproduce the material. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Keywords: Energy storage, Electricity prices, Electricity price volatility, Aggregator, Scheduling coordination, Regulation, Electricity market policy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10066566
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