Grid Energy Storage - Consumer & Utility Roles

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Recent growth in deployment of distributed energy resources (DERs), energy storage systems, and advanced grid control schemes have increased the levels of variability in generation and load conditions over the transmission and distribution system. Large scale decentralization of electricity production and rise in the adoption of independently operable (micro-) grids has made it even more difficult to control load or generation perturbations caused by production or consumption variability. Complementary to the traditional Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) based control, modern grid control based on much faster measurements such as time-synchronized phasor data has proved to be promising to provide additional robustness. Two unique use cases will be used to present the modern grid challenges and discuss solutions. The first is the issue of spinning reserve due to variations in renewable energy, mainly PV cloud events. The second is the issue of sudden reverse power flow into the power station in systems with high renewable penetration and unprecedented sudden load loss.


Ahmed Faheem Zobaa

Ahmed Faheem Zobaa (M’02-SM’04) received his BSc (Hons), MSc, and PhD degrees in Electrical Power & Machines from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1992, 1997, and 2002, respectively. He received his Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from the University of Exeter, the UK in 2010, and his Doctoral of Science from Brunel University London, the UK in 2017. He has spent more than 28 years in the academia at Cairo University (Egypt), University of Exeter (UK) and Brunel University London (UK). Currently, he is a Reader in electrical and power engineering at Brunel University London, UK. His main areas of expertise include power quality, (marine) renewable energy, smart grids, energy efficiency, and lighting applications.

Dr Zobaa is an Executive Editor for the International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, an Executive Editor-in-Chief for Technology and Economics of Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy, and an Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education. He is a registered Chartered Engineer, Chartered Energy Engineer, European Engineer, and International Professional Engineer. He is also a registered member of the Engineering Council, UK; the Egypt Syndicate of Engineers; and the Egyptian Society of Engineers. He is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK; Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Energy Institute, UK, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, UK, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK, The Royal Society of Arts, UK, The African Academy of Sciences, and Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors, UK. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

Publication Year: 2020

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Grid Energy Storage - Consumer & Utility Roles
  • Course Provider: Smart Grid
  • Course Number: SGWEB0140
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: None