Electric Power & Energy Systems Seminar with Badrul Chowdhury

Date(s) - 26 Feb 2019
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

3043 ECpE Building Addition

Speaker: Badrul Chowdhury, Duke Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Title: Wind/PV+Energy Storage: Strategies and Use Cases

Abstract: Increased share of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in the generation mix requires higher flexibility in power system resources. Grid-tied energy storage systems are practical solutions to facilitate the massive integration of RES. The deployment of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) on the power grid is experiencing a significant growth in recent years. We investigate sizing of the BESS for two different applications. In the first application, the BESS is co-located with Pumped Storage Hydro (PSH) to meet the Day-Ahead (DA) schedule of wind generation. In the second application, a method for BESS sizing in the presence of PV-induced ramp rate limits is proposed. We also introduce a predictive control method for the optimal operation of the BESS. A co-located BESS and wind farm is considered. The goal is to meet the DA schedule utilizing the BESS.

Bio: Dr. Badrul Chowdhury is currently serving as Duke Energy Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering with a joint appointment in Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Prior to joining UNC-Charlotte, he was a Professor in the ECE Department of Missouri S&T. He currently serves as the site co-director of CAPER at UNC Charlotte and the Site Director for Center for Grid Engineering Education (GridEd) – a 5-year DOE-sponsored multi-university consortium. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.

Host: Zhaoyu Wang

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