Time Is of the Essence How to Enable Storage Import and Export Scheduling, Part 1 – Fixed Schedules WorkshopThis presentation focuses on how to enable operating storage on a fixed schedule while continuing to maintain safe and reliable grid operations.
Energy storage is an essential tool in the clean energy transition, as it can help to mitigate the variability of renewables and provide valuable grid services. Storage assets can control when, and how much, electricity they import from and export to the grid, either on a fixed or dynamic schedule. Fixed schedules could include designing a storage asset to export only during certain times of day or only during some months of the year, in response to known or anticipated grid constraints, but these functionalities are not currently supported by most state interconnection procedures. This presentation focuses on how to enable operating storage on a fixed schedule while continuing to maintain safe and reliable grid operations.
This is the first in a two-part series on storage scheduling. Part Two will identify barriers and potential solutions to enabling the dynamic scheduling of storage (such as allowing storage assets to respond to price signals). Participants in this workshop will learn:
- How to determine and define a fixed schedule;
- What are the currently available methods and technologies for enabling fixed scheduling;
- What data is necessary to support fixed scheduling of storage; and
- What are the benefits and drawbacks of the various fixed scheduling approaches.