Hydrothermal simulations in Brazil using batteries - First Results

C. Dall’Orto, B. Bezerra, R. Novaes, F. Nazaré, P. Rosas, P. Furlanetto, W. Teixeira, J. Tuo, C. Xinjian, Chai Jiyong




The share of renewable energy sources has increasedworldwide, especially those considered unconventional (i.e. without considering hydropower). Besides proved as economically competitive, these sources cause less environmental impacts when compared to other sources of traditional power generation such as coal and oil. However, solar and wind power plants are intermittent, i.e., the generation varies according to the availability of the respective natural resources and therefore are considered non-dispatchable by the System Operator (SO). Because of that, the electrical systems must be able to somehow compensate the variability from the non-dispatchable energy sources to meet the supply-demand equilibrium. Storage technologies such as electrochemical (e.g. batteries) and electromechanical (e.g. flywheel) could be used in that sense. Recent developments of these technologies opened space for several ancillary services and products to be offered by the storage systems to the electrical system. In addition to that, the sustained reduction in operation and maintenance (O&M) costs summed to the payments for providing ancillary services could make some of these technologies economically attractive, under certain conditions. Given this new scenario, the representation of these storage systems in the expansion planning and power systems mathematical models becomes necessary. In this study, we simulated the Brazilian electrical system at 2035, considering batteries (corresponding to 7% of the installed capacity) and a 30% share of unconventional renewable energy in the system generation capacity.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 17)
Pages: 240-244 Date of Publication: 2019/07/15
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2019/04/10
REF: 276-19 Issue Date: July 2019
DOI:10.24084/repqj17.276 Publisher: EA4EPQ


Authors and affiliations

C. Dall’Orto1, B. Bezerra1, R. Novaes1, F. Nazaré1, P. Rosas2, P. Furlanetto3, W. Teixeira4, J. Tuo5, C. Xinjian5, Chai Jiyong5
1. PSR. Praia de Botafogo. Botafogo – Rio de Janeiro, (Brazil)
2. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE). Cidade Universitária, Recife - (Brazil)
3. Instituto de Tecnologia Edson Mororo Moura – ITEMM, Belo Jardim - (Brazil)
4. CPFL Energia (CPFL)- Chácara Primavera, Campinas - SP, (Brazil)
5. State Grid international Development Co. Ltd- Chácara Primavera, Campinas - SP, (Brazil)

Key words

Hydrothermal Dispatch, Energy Storage System, Batteries, Brazilian Electrical Power System


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