Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

Energy storage is an important technology for overcoming intermittency issues and increasing renewable energy development. Storage provides valuable services to a grid with high penetrations of variable renewable generation. In this paper a background of electricity markets and the regulatory environment in the United States is provided to give context. Then, implications from FERC Order 755 and frequency regulation compensation issues are explored, with a particular focus on the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO). Finally, updates of ongoing federal-funded energy storage demonstration projects are presented.

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Faculty Committee: Derek Larson, Matt Lindstrom, Ernie Diedrich

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