This paper analyzes the impact of battery storage in power distribution networks. It evaluates in particular the savings in network reinforcements for using storage in the low voltage side of MV/LV transformer substations, in order to reduce their peak load. The sensitivity analysis comprises three realistic large-scale networks in different distribution areas (urban, semi-urban and rural), three demand growth ratios and six battery capacities. The impact is assessed using network reference models, calculating for a given scenario the reinforcements required in an incremental scenario. The analysis shows that significant savings can be obtained, especially in urban areas.
23rd International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, Lyon (France). 15 June 2015
Publication date: June 2015.
C. Mateo, A. Rodriguez, P. Frías, J. Reneses, A. Sánchez, S. Bañales, L. del Río, M. Zaldumbide, J. Gómez, Analysis of the impact of battery storage on power distribution systems, 23rd International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution - CIRED 2015. ISBN: (NULL), Lyon, France, 15-18 June 2015