Storage Operation for Peak Shaving of Distributed PV and Wind Generation

Stefan Nykamp, Albert Molderink, Johann L. Hurink, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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The integration of fluctuating power generation based on renewable energy systems (RES-E) in distribution grids require grid reinforcement resulting from high feed-in peaks. Introducing storage assets can decrease these peaks. For this, storage technologies need to be chosen and dimensioned according to the prevailing RES-E portfolio. In this paper characteristic parameters for storage devices, which are used for peak reductions of photovoltaic and wind generation, are derived. For this, real world data of generators located in a German distribution grid are used. An empirical relation between the peak to be reduced and the required capacity and the number of charging cycles is given enabling a discussion and choice of appropriate storage technologies. The achieved results show, that the parameters of the storage are influenced not only by the considered RES-E technology but also by the number of decentralized generators.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT 2013)
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE Power & Energy Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-4895-9
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2013
Event2013 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT 2013 - Washington, United States
Duration: 24 Feb 201327 Feb 2013


Conference2013 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT 2013
Abbreviated titleISGT
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • EWI-23149
  • Energy storage
  • Solar Power Generation
  • Smart Grids
  • METIS-296344
  • Distributed Power Generation
  • Wind Energy
  • IR-85836
  • Batteries
  • Photovoltaic systems


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