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On the optimal participation in electricity markets of wind power plants with battery energy storage systems

Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsF.-Javier Heredia; Cristina Corchero; Marlyn D. Cuadrado
Conference Name28th European Conference on Operational Research
Series TitleConference Handbook
Pagination322
Conference Date3-6/07/2016
Conference LocationPoznan, Poland
Type of Workcontributed presentation.
Key Wordsresearch; VPP; wind generation; battery energy storage system; stochastic programming; electricity market; optimal bid
AbstractThe recent cost reduction and technologic advances in medium to large scale Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) makes these devices a real choice alternative for wind producers operating in electricity markets. The association of a wind power farm with a BESS (the so called Virtual Power Plant VPP) provides utilities with a tool to turn the uncertainty wind power production into a dispatchable technology enabled to operate not only in the spot and adjustment markets (day-ahead and intraday markets) but also in ancillary services markets that, up to now, was forbidden to non-dispatchable technologies. Even more, recent studies have shown that the capital cost investment in BESS can only be recovered through the participation of such a VPP in the ancillary services markets. We present in this study a stochastic programming model to find the optimal participation of a VPP to the day-ahead market and secondary reserve markets (the most relevant ancillary service market) where the uncertainty in wind power generation and markets prices (day-ahead ancillary services) has been considered. A case study with real data from the Iberian Electricity Market is presented.
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A stochastic programming model for the tertiary control of microgrids

Publication TypeProceedings Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsLeire Citores; Cristina Corchero; F.-Javier Heredia
Conference Name12th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM15)
Pagination1-6
Conference Start Date19-22/05/2015
PublisherIEEE
Conference LocationLisbon, Portugal.
ISBN Number978-1-4673-6691-5
Key WordsMicrogrids; Optimization; Production; Stochastic processes; Uncertainty; Wind power generation; Wind speed; energy system optimization; microgrid; scenario generation; stochastic programming; paper; research
AbstractIn this work a scenario-based two-stage stochastic programming model is proposed to solve a microgrid's tertiary control optimization problem taking into account some renewable energy resource's uncertainty as well as uncertain energy deviation prices in the electricity market. Scenario generation methods for wind speed realizations are also studied. Results show that the introduction of stochastic programming represents a significant improvement over a deterministic model.
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DOI10.1109/EEM.2015.7216761
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Economic analysis of battery electric storage systems operating in electricity markets

Publication TypeProceedings Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsF.-Javier Heredia; Jordi Riera; Montserrat Mata; Joan Escuer; Jordi Romeu
Conference Name12th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM15)
Pagination1- 5
Conference Start Date19/05/2015
PublisherIEEE
Conference LocationLisbone, Portugal.
ISBN Number978-1-4673-6692-2/15
Key Wordsvirtual power plants; energy economy; battery energy storage systems; electricity markets; SAS/OR; wind power; research; paper
AbstractBattery electric storage systems (BESS) in the range of 1-10 MWh is a key technology allowing a more efficient operation of small electricity market producer. The aim of this work is to assess the economic viability of Li-ion based BESS systems for small electricity producers. The results of the ex-post economic analysis performed with real data from the Iberian Electricity Market shows the economic viability of a Li-ion based BESS thanks to the optimal operation in day-ahead and ancillary electricity markets.
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DOI10.1109/EEM.2015.7216739
Preprinthttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/82524
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Economic analysis of battery electric storage systems operating in electricity markets

Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsF.-Javier Heredia; Jordi Riera; Montserrat Mata; Joan Escuer; Jordi Romeu
Conference Name12th International Conference on the European Energy Market
Conference Date19-22/05/2015
Conference LocationLisbon, Portugal
Type of Workcontributed presentation
Key Wordsresearch; MTM2013-48462-C2-1; battery electricity storage systems; electricity markets; day-ahead market; secondary reserve market; SAS/OR; wind power plants; energy economy; virtual power plant
AbstractBattery electric storage systems (BESS) in the range of 1-10 MWh is a key technology allowing a more efficient operation of small electricity market producer. The aim of this work is to assess the economic viability of Li-ion based BESS systems for small electricity producers. The results of the ex-post economic analysis performed with real data from the Iberian Electricity Market shows the economic viability of a Li-ion based BESS thanks to the optimal operation in day-ahead and ancillary electricity markets.
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A stochastic programming model for the tertiary control of microgrids

Publication TypeTesis de Grau i Màster // BSc and MSc Thesis
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsLeire Citores
DirectorF.-Javier Heredia, Cristina Corchero
Tipus de tesiMSc Thesis
TitulacióMaster in Statistics and Operations research
CentreFaculty of Mathematics and Statistics
Data defensa27/06/2014
Nota // mark10 MH (A with Honours)
Key Wordsresearch; teaching; microgrids, stochastic programming; scenario generation; wind generation; day-ahead electricity market; imbalances; MSc Thesis
AbstractIn this thesis a scenario-based two-stage stochastic programming model is proposed to solve a microgrid's tertiary control optimization problem taking into account some renewable energy resource s uncertainty as well uncertain energy deviation prices in the electricity market. Scenario generation methods for wind speed realizations are also studied. Results show that the introduction of stochastic programming represents an improvement over a deterministic model.
DOI / handlehttp://hdl.handle.net/2099.1/23235
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Forecasting and optimization of wind generation in energy markets

Publication TypeFunded research projects
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsF.- Javier Heredia; Ma. Pilar Muñoz; Josep Anton Sánchez; Maria Dolores Márquez; Eugenio Mijangos
Type of participationPrincipal Investigator (IP)
Duration01/2014-12/2016
CallPROGRAMA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN, DESARROLLO E INNOVACIÓN ORIENTADA A LOS RETOS DE LA SOCIEDAD
Funding organizationMinistry of Economy and Competitivity, Government of Spain
PartnersUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Catalonia) Euskal Herriko Unibersitatea (Basc Country) Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (Madrid) Universidade Paulista Júlia de Mesquita Filho (Brasil) North Carolina State University (USA) Electrical Utilities: Iberdrola, Gas Natural - Fenosa. Research centers: Catalonia Institute for Energy Research.
Full time researchers4,5
Budget49.000€
Project codeMTM2013-48462-C2-1-R
Key Wordsresearch; MTM2013-48462; forecasting, optimization, wind generation, energy markets; mineco; competitive; public; project; energy
Abstract

The coordinated project " Forecasting and Optimization of Wind Generation in Energy Markets" ( FOWGEM) aims at aplying a global approach to the problem of the optimal integration of the wind-enery generation of a generation company in the wholesale electricity market through the combination of statistical forecasting models, mathematical programming models for electricity markets and optimization algorithms. In the framework of the Spanish Strategy for Science and Technology and Innovation 2013-2020 this project contributes fundamentally to challenge 3, " safe, sustainable and clean energy ." Indeed, the forecasting and optimization models and procedures that will be developed in this project, are the necessary mechanisms to allow the competitive and safe integration of wind-energy generation in the multiple-markets based wholesale national energy production system. The FOWGEM project adopts an original and global approach to this problem that combines advanced methodologies in the area of statistics, mathematical modeling of energy markets and theoretical and computatitonal optimization that were developed in several previous projects of the Plan Nacional by the groups of the Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya and the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas . The main objecives of the project are:

  1. To develop forecasting models for wind-enregy generation and electricity prices for the spot and ancillary electricity markets as a base for the optimal planning of a generation companys production.
  2. To develop mathematical programming models for the optimal integration of wind-energy production of the generation companies in the wholesale spot and ancillary services electricity market based on the results of the forecasting models for the wind-energy generation and market prices.
  3. To develop and implement efficient optimization algorithms for the large scale mixed linear and quadratic programming problems arising in real instances of the models for the integration of wind-energy production.
Regarding the social and economic impact of this project, the predictive models for wind-energy generation and market prices, together with the optimization models for the optimal integration of the wind-energy, will indicate power companies how to optimally coordinate their dispatchable generation with the estocastic wind-energy generation. As a result, the expected cost of the total production will be minimized (which means less fossil fuel consumption with the consequent positive impact on the environment ) and also the wind-energy spillage will be minimized. From the point of view of scientific and technical impact , the main feature of this project is its global an multidiciplinar approach through a methodological cycle that combines statistical methods, mathematical modeling of electricity markets and optimization techniques, in order to tackle with an actual problem concerning generation companies with real impacts on the national economy and environment. It is to mention the collaboration as EPO of two of the major Spanish gneration companies, Gas Natural Fenosa and Iberdrola, together with  the Institute for Energy Research (IREC ), the major research institution in Catalonia in the field of energy.
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Stochastic optimal sale bid for a wind power producer

Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSimona Sacripante; F.-Javier Heredia; Cristina Corchero
Pages17
Date11/2013
ReferenceResearch report DR 2013/06, Dept. of Statistics and Operations Research. E-Prints UPC, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Prepared forSubmitted
Key Wordsresearch; electricity markets; wind generator; stochastic programming
AbstractWind power generation has a key role in Spanish electricity system since it is a native source of energy that could help Spain to reduce its dependency on the exterior for the production of electricity. Apart from the great environmental benefits produced, wind energy reduce considerably spot energy price, reaching to cover 16,6 % of peninsular demand. Although, wind farms show high investment costs and need an efficient incentive scheme to be financed. If on one hand, Spain has been a leading country in Europe in developing a successful incentive scheme, nowadays tariff deficit and negative economic conjunctures asks for consistent reductions in the support mechanism and demand wind producers to be able to compete into the market with more mature technologies. The objective of this work is to find an optimal commercial strategy in the production market that would allow wind producer to maximize their daily profit. That can be achieved on one hand, increasing incomes in daily and intraday markets, on the other hand, reducing deviation costs due to error in generation predictions. We will previously analyze market features and common practices in use and then develop our own sale strategy solving a two-stage linear stochastic optimization problem. The first stage variable will be the sale bid in the day–ahead market while second stage variables will be the offers to the six sessions of intraday market. The model is implemented using real data from a wind producer leader in Spain.
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Optimal sale bid for a wind producer in Spanish electricity market through stochastic programming

Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSimona Sacripante; F.-Javier Heredia; Cristina Corchero
Conference Name9th International Conference on Computational Management Science.
Conference Date18-20/04/2012
Conference LocationLondon
Type of WorkInvited presentation
Key Wordsresearch; stochastic programming; wind producer; renewable energy; multimarket; electricity market; optimal bid; DPI2008-02153
AbstractWind power generation has a key role in Spanish electricity system since it is a native source of energy that could help Spain to reduce its dependency on the exterior for the production of electricity. Apart from the great environmental benefits produced, wind energy reduce considerably spot energy price, reaching to cover 16,6 % of peninsular demand. Although, wind farms show high investment costs and need an efficient incentive scheme to be financed. If on one hand, Spain has been a leading country in Europe in developing a successful incentive scheme, nowadays tariff deficit and negative economic conjunctures asks for consistent reductions in the support mechanism and demand wind producers to be able to compete into the market with more mature technologies. The objective of this work is to find an optimal commercial strategy in the production market that would allow wind producer to maximize their daily profit. That can be achieved on one hand, increasing incomes in day-ahead and intraday markets, on the other hand, reducing deviation costs due to error in generation predictions. We will previously analyze market features and common practices in use and then develop our own sale strategy solving a two-stage linear stochastic optimization problem. The first stage variable will be the sale bid in the day–ahead market while second stage variables will be the offers to the six sessions of intraday market. The model is implemented using real data from a wind producer leader in Spain.
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Optimal sale bid for a wind producer in Spanish electricity market

Publication TypeTesis de Grau i Màster // BSc and MSc Thesis
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSimona Sacripante
DirectorF.-Javier Heredia
Tipus de tesiMSc Thesis
TitulacióMaster in Statistics and Operations Research
CentreFaculty of Mathematics and Statistics
Data defensa10/11/2011
Nota // mark9 / 10
Key Wordsteaching; renewebable energy; electricity market; optimal bid; wind generators; wind; intraday market; wind producer; MSc Thesis
AbstractThe objective of this work is to find an optimal commercial strategy in the production market that would allow wind producer to maximize their daily profit. That can be achieved on one hand, increasing incomes in day-ahead and intraday markets, on the other hand, reducing deviation costs due to error in generation predictions.
DOI / handlehttp://hdl.handle.net/2099.1/13914
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