Time Is of the Essence: How to Enable Storage Import and Export Scheduling, Part 2–Dynamic SchedulesThis presentation focuses on how to enable operating storage on a dynamic 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. Dynamic scheduling involves designing a storage system to import or export in response to a predetermined stimulus, such as price signals, but this functionality is not currently supported by most state interconnection procedures. This presentation focuses on how to enable operating storage on a dynamic schedule while continuing to maintain safe and reliable grid operations. Because dynamic scheduling is an emerging topic in the field of interconnection, the presentation identifies knowledge gaps and future research needs.
This is the second in a two-part series on storage scheduling. Part One describes the challenges and solutions for enabling the fixed scheduling operation of storage systems.
Participants in this workshop will learn:
- What are the interconnection process regulatory and technical challenges with enabling dynamic scheduling;
- What are the currently available methods for enabling dynamic scheduling operation of storage; and
- What additional research and solutions development is necessary to support and enable dynamic scheduling.