A Test Model of a Power Grid With Battery Energy Storage and Wide-Area Monitoring

Lianfang Cai, Nina Thornhill, Stefanie Kuenzel, Bikash Pal

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This paper presents a test model for investigating howto coordinate a power grid and energy storage systems (ESSs) bywide-area monitoring (WAM). It consists of three parts: first, amodel of a power grid containing different types of generators,loads, and transmission network; second, a model of lithium-ionbattery ESSs; and third, a model of multivariate statistical analysisbased WAM built to capture the grid information for guiding theoperation of ESSs. Simulation studies using a reduced equivalentmodel specifically built for a UK power grid enhanced with lithium-ion battery ESSs and WAM illustrate the way in which WAM cancoordinate a power grid and ESSs, and also demonstrate the benefitof ESSs on a power grid.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020
EventIEEE PES GM 2020 - Montreal, moved to virtual, Montreal, Canada
Duration: 3 Aug 20206 Aug 2020


ConferenceIEEE PES GM 2020
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  • Power grid
  • wide-area monitoring
  • lithium-ion battery
  • energy storage
  • multivariate statistical analysis
  • model

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