Journal article

Challenges and trends of energy storage expansion planning for flexibility provision in low-carbon power systems - a review

J Haas, F Cebulla, K Cao, W Nowak, R Palma-Behnke, C Rahmann, P Mancarella



Expansion planning models are often used to support investment decisions in the power sector. Towards the massive insertion of renewable energy sources, expansion planning of energy storage systems (SEP – Storage Expansion Planning) is becoming more popular. However, to date, there is no clear overview of the available SEP models in the literature. To shed light on the existing approaches, this review paper presents a broad classification of SEP, which is used to analyze a database of about 90 publications to identify trends and challenges. The trends we found are that while SEP was born more than four decades ago, only in the last five years increasing research efforts were put into the top..

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Awarded by Chilean Council of Scientific and Technological Research

Awarded by EPSRC through the HubNet project

Awarded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Chilean Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT/FONDAP/15110019, CONICYT/FONDECYT/1151438) and EPSRC through the HubNet project (EP/I013636/1). Helpful remarks from Frank Leanez about time structure and assistance from Jonas Schradi in Fig. 4 are also appreciated.