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
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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