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Review on the optimal placement, sizing and control of an energy storage system in the distribution network

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Phil Taylor, Professor Sara Walker


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© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Energy storage system (ESS) has developed as an important element in enhancing the performance of the power system especially after the involvement of renewable energy based generation in the system. However, there are a few challenges to employ ESS in distribution network, one of which is to ensure the best location and capacity so as to take the full advantage of installing ESS in the grid. In this paper, an extensive literature review on optimal allocation and control of ESS is performed. Besides, different technologies and the benefits of the ESS are discussed. Some case studies of ESS application in different part of the world are also presented. Finally, this paper emphasizes the future improvement of ESS control and performance to solve more complicated problems originated from the participation of renewable energy generation in the power system.

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Author(s): Wong LA, Ramachandaramurthy VK, Taylor P, Ekanayake JB, Walker SL, Padmanaban S

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Energy Storage

Year: 2019

Volume: 21

Pages: 489-504

Print publication date: 01/02/2019

Online publication date: 20/12/2018

Acceptance date: 15/12/2018

ISSN (print): 2352-152X

ISSN (electronic): 2352-1538

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.est.2018.12.015