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SmartGrid Seminar: Optimizing the Operation and Deployment of Battery Energy Storage

Optimizing the Operation and Deployment of Battery Energy Storage
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 1:30pm
Y2E2 111
Daniel Kirschen (University of Washington)
Abstract / Description: 

While the cost of battery energy storage systems is decreasing, justifying their deployment beyond pilot or subsidized projects remains challenging. In this talk, we will discuss how to optimize the size and location of batteries used for spatio-temporal arbitrage by either vertically-integrated utilities or merchant storage developers. We will also consider other applications of battery energy storage, such as reserve and frequency regulation and how battery degradation can be taken into account in optimal dispatch decisions.


The speakers are renowned scholars or industry experts in power and energy systems. We believe they will bring novel insights and fruitful discussions to Stanford. This seminar is offered as a 1 unit seminar course, CEE 272T/EE292T. Interested students can take this seminar course for credit by completing a project based on the topics presented in this course.


Daniel Kirschen is the Donald W. and Ruth Mary Close Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. His research focuses on smart grids, the integration of renewable energy sources in the grid, power system economics and power system security. Prior to joining the University of Washington, he taught for 16 years at the University of Manchester. Before becoming an academic, Daniel worked for Control Data and Siemens on the development of application software for utility control centers. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin and his Electro-Mechanical Engineering degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium).

Smart Grid Seminar Organization Team:

  • Ram Rajagopal, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Electrical Engineering
  • Sila Kiliccote, Managing Director of Grid Innovations, Bits & watts; and Staff Scientist & Leader of Grid Integration, Systems and Mobility (GISMo), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Chin-Woo Tan, Director, Stanford Smart Grid Lab
  • Yuting Ji, Postdoctoral Scholar, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Emre Kara, Associate Staff Scientist