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Energies 2013, 6(7), 3392-3404;

An Energy Storage System Sizing Method for Wind Power Integration

State Key Laboratory of Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering and Technology, Hua Zhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
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Received: 25 April 2013 / Revised: 7 June 2013 / Accepted: 25 June 2013 / Published: 11 July 2013
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Combining an energy storage system (ESS) with a wind farm is an effective way to increase the penetration rate of wind power. ESS sizing is an important part in wind farm planning nowadays. In this paper, a basic method for determining the optimal capacity of an ESS integrated with a wind power generator to meet the requirements of grid integration is presented. With the proposed method, the necessary ESS capacity which can provide the best benefits between the regulation effects and energy storage size was calculated. The segmentation method and automatic segmentation method are proposed to improve the performance of the basic method. Further work on expanding the method to determine the necessary capacity of ESS for real-time control is studied. The time window method is used to enable the proposed method available under all working conditions. The simulation results verify the effectiveness of the proposed method. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy storage system; wind power; grid integration; necessary capacity energy storage system; wind power; grid integration; necessary capacity

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Wang, W.; Mao, C.; Lu, J.; Wang, D. An Energy Storage System Sizing Method for Wind Power Integration. Energies 2013, 6, 3392-3404.

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