Mathematics of Balancing Energy Networks Under Uncertainty
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Storage and demand shifting are regularly identified as a means
of delivering the low carbon energy future of electricity by
aligning availability of renewable resource (wind power) with
demand. There are numerous potential storage technologies
ranging from pumped storage, to batteries and thermal storage.
Likewise, the concept of demand shifting is well understood,
however the value to the industry and end consumer is not well
understood. These are important questions to answer as the
future balancing services for system operations are developed.
The project will deliver mathematical models for uncertainty in
energy networks and the management of this uncertainty
through demand shifting and storage. It is hoped that it will help
identify the value of storage technologies and thus understand
the nature of the role they may be able to play in the future
operation of the networks.