3, JUNE 2013


Synergistic Control of SMES and Battery Energy Storage for Enabling Dispatchability of Renewable Energy Sources
Jae Woong Shim, Youngho Cho, Seog-Joo Kim, Member, IEEE, Sang Won Min, Member, IEEE, and Kyeon Hur, Senior Member, IEEE
Abstract—The use of renewable energy source can reduce greenhouse gas emission and fossil fuel pollution. Compared with fossil fuel energy, renewable energy is not stable and cannot supply firm electrical output (i.e., it is nondispatchable). Fluctuating power from renewables may result in grid power oscillation. To reduce grid swing, energy storage is necessary to smooth output from renewable energy. Energy storage with high energy density and fast response time or high power capacity is desired for compensation of fluctuating output. Generally, superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) has higher power capacity than battery energy storage, while battery provides higher energy density. Thus, this research proposes a hybrid energy storage system (HESS) composed of an SMES and battery. Novel and practical synergistic control is presented for firming power fluctuation by exploiting the strong power and energy capabilities of the SMES and the battery while within the efficient operating range of (i.e., state of charges of) HESS. Comprehensive case studies demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed HESS topology and control algorithm using PSCAD/EMTDC. Index Terms—Battery, hybrid energy storage, state of charge (SOC) control, superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES).

Fig. 1. Charge-discharge characteristics of variable storages.

I. I NTRODUCTION YBRID energy storage system (HESS) has been featured and investigated in research because it combines the functional advantages of two different types of existing energy storage devices and thus provides excellent power and energy capabilities, enabling the desired performance of energy storage system [1], [2]. The research has been particularly focused on applications of HESS for electric vehicles to smooth power fluctuation and enhance controllability of battery-powered electric vehicles [3]. However, few research of the HESS for electric power system including applications for the pulsed load has been presented [2]. Only a conceptual discussion without providing detailed case studies is found for variable


Manuscript received October 9, 2012; revised December 21, 2012; accepted January 10, 2013. Date of publication January 21, 2013; date of current version February 20, 2013. This work was supported in part by Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute and in part by the Human Resources Development program (20124030200040) of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning grant funded by the Korea government Ministry of Knowledge Economy. J. W. Shim, Y. Cho, and K. Hur are with Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, Korea (e-mail: S.-J. Kim and S. W. Min are with Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, Uiwang 437-808, Korea (e-mail: Color versions of one or more of the figures in this paper are available online at Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TASC.2013.2241385

generation, e.g., wind. Increasing penetration of wind energy resource raises many grid operational concerns because wind turbines lack in control capability necessary to provide regulation in compensating generation-load imbalance. Inherent variability on every time scale, in fact requires a need for more sophisticated regulation because existing load-following spinning reserves may be too slow or limited in responding to the imbalance [4]. One feasible solution for enhancing regulation capability is the use of HESS as presented in this paper. In this research, the HESS is designed in combination of the SMES and Li-Ion battery and compensates the wind generation variability. Note that the SMES and Li-Ion battery can be positioned in terms of energy and power density as illustrated in Fig. 1 [5], [6], [7] and they may become a perfect combination for the HESS, synergizing high power density of SMES battery and high energy density of Li-ion battery. The SMES deals with instantaneous power changes, while Li-Ion battery handles longer-term variations. This paper further proposes a new control strategy for keeping the SOC levels of two different storage devices in control and demonstrates its practicality and efficacy through practical case studies. II. M ODELING AND S IMULATION As shown in Fig. 2, SMES and battery are connected to the common dc link. Voltage Source Converter (VSC) type inverter controls dc link voltage by controlling the energy flow from the SMES and battery [8]. To conduct long-term simulation studies computationally efficiently, equivalent circuits are developed for SMES and the compatibility has been validated through detailed electromagnetic transient models and studies.

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It can also be controlled adaptively in real-time for optimal performance by monitoring the operating states of each energy storage components and grid operating conditions as discussed in this research. For calculating SOC level from stored current in superconductor coil. and no memory effect. Power flows from the wind farm to the grid without energy storage is the baseline and beneficial functionalities of HESS for streamlining power delivery or firming the intermittent power delivery are demonstrated [9]: See Table I for system parameters. Note that SMES current equation can be derived as in icoil = 1 Lcoil t i(t)dt. In Fig. Note that grid side is considered to be an infinite bus in this research but it can be easily expanded or detailed based on the practical grid information. A. To systematically and adaptively determine their functional roles. To charge SMES as can be seen in (a). The current of SMES coil is calculated for optimal operation .5701205 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY. The proposed HESS has been designed such that SMES is in charge of high frequency components and a battery is in charge of low frequency [10]. which is discharging state as shown in (c). SMES Modeling Fig. SMES current flows to DC side. wind Vcoil dt + i0 t0 (1) where Vcoil = Vdc (charge state). both S1 and S2 have to be turned on. When both S1 and S2 are turned off. and coil current increases in a meantime. represented as high frequency components. no change from the previous state). the inverter power loss is assumed to be about 3%. effects from temperature. In this paper. H ESS O PERATING S TRATEGY C ONSIDERING THE SOC L EVEL Short term power fluctuation. 5. SMES topology. 0. SOC equation can be derived from the energy density originated from watt · hour in SOC% = 100 Lcoil icoil2 2hWSMES (2) where WSMES = available hourly energy. TABLE I S YSTEM PARAMETERS Fig. two filters are designed with frequency bands for optimal battery and SMES performance in consideration. Models for SMES and battery are detailed with practical charging and discharging characteristics. Qn and SOC0 indicate the nominal capacities of the battery and the initial SOC. Applied equivalent battery model. no self-discharge. Li-Ion Battery Modeling The research develops detailed and equivalent Li-ion battery models to characterize effective charge and discharge hysteresis property as shown in Fig. 2. Vcoil = −Vdc (discharge state). ramp-up and down of wind generation on the order of seconds to minutes. [13]. 3. while long-term fluctuation may even be on the order of hour. The cut-off frequency between these two components can be predetermined or re-set when the wind profile changes. The State of Charge (SOC) level. for controlling the State of Charge (SOC). as will further be discussed. Vcoil = 0 (stored state. of SMES and battery. t0 (3) In (3). VOL. current circulates and it is called stored state as can be seen in (b). 3. III. 3 represents SMES topology and its charging and discharging operations [10]. NO. and −Vdc with 2 kHz switching. [11]. is calculated by current data [12] SOC% = SOC0 + 1 Qn · h t Fig. This battery is connected to the grid connected inverter through a bidirectional DC-DC converter [14]. 23. Hybrid ESS and system topology. When S2 is on. reflecting available capacity of the battery. 4 [12]. we change coil voltage to Vdc . B. the following is assumed: the constant internal impedance in charge/discharge states. JUNE 2013 Fig. To reinforce the practicality. [15]. 4. For the convenience of calculation of voltage and SOC yet with reasonable accuracy. includes instantaneous change.

the more power assigned to the battery to deliver the desired grid power.: SYNERGISTIC CONTROL OF SMES AND BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE 5701205 TABLE II S TATE C LASSIFICATION Fig. frequency changes to higher value to assign more quantity to battery. SMES takes charge of unexpected sudden variation and battery is in charge of relatively slow variation. A. As can be seen in Fig. For example. T . Therefore. when SMES has higher SOC level. (8c) indicates the cut-off frequency for determing the role of each storage device. power is assumed to have step change. The Fig. respectively. In alarm case. as named role border line as presented in Figs. the lower amount of power fluctuation corresponding to frequency band below the cut-off frequency. 6. In summary. The HESS again compensate the power between grid power and wind power. H (s ) = 1 . power amount of SMES is the area between wind output and role border line graph and power of battery is that between role border and grid power graph. (8b). increases to discharge power. Grid power is controlled by a time constant denoted as T of LPF. Fig. Thus. then time constant. Equation (4) represents the transfer function of Grid LPF for the Grid Power as presented in Fig.e. 7. To smooth wind output. 6 shows a block diagram of role sharing control for moving average [2]. output of the low pass filters. We systematically classify the SOC state for the efficient HESS management into three cases as summarized in Table II. (8a) illustrates the slowly varying grid power with the incoming wind power. 5. . Grid power time constant calculated by battery SOC. 5. which determines how much the power of HESS has to take charge of.SHIM et al. sum of battery and SMES power. This is detailed in the alarm case. the higher cut-off frequency. Note that the frequency does not change fast during the normal case and thus battery and SMES SOC level vary smoothly. T varies by monitoring time rate of change of wind power for the optimal battery SOC management because it is critical to recognize whether wind power is increasing or decreasing. Fig. i. 5 and 6. Role sharing control block diagram for the moving average. Role sharing operation between battery and SMES. It is important to note that T affects the overall HESS SOC level because difference wind output and grid power demands power from the HESS. 5. 6. time constant. Moving average concept has been applied in determining the desired reference of grid power and implemented with a first-order filter. HESS power. 1 + sT (4) The time constant (T ) in the equation above is controlled to vary with battery SOC level between 10% and 90% and thus keeps it to be constant 250 s in the alarm case as illustrated in Fig. marked as grid power in Fig. Cut-off frequency for role sharing determines the power quantity of SMES and battery. Another low pass filter is controlled by dividing role by cut-off frequency to determine roles of SMES and battery. becomes smaller to charge the minimum power.. commands the grid power. Normal Case Fig. T . For example. As shown in Fig. compensates the raw wind output and thus let the desired grid power get delivered to the grid. 5. which does not significantly affect the SOC levels of SMES and battery as can be seen in Fig. the more power compensation from the SMES since the SMES is in charge of high frequency area. The reason why battery SOC is considered for T is that the battery dominates the total HESS capacity. In case where battery charges almost fully and wind power is increasing. and thus both storage devices play an important role in supporting grid power and have to run properly. in case battery charges almost fully and wind power starts decreasing. Fig. HESS compensates the power between wind output and grid reference. 7.

frequency control performs immediately. Adaptive cut-off frequency control for SMES and battery SOC. Grid reference during the alarm case in considerably charged situation. we have developed synergistic control and operations of battery and SMES by observing grid conditions and the SOC levels of battery and SMES. JUNE 2013 Fig. 11. In this alarm case.5701205 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY. Fig. as battery SOC level goes over 80%. HESS can be considered in danger. harmonious operation of SMES and Battery with the proposed control strategy helps relieve these concerns. Fig. One day operation combined with adaptive frequency and T control. 3. alarm case aims to control total power of SMES and battery. the cutoff frequency is increased to give more storage portion to the battery and the battery discharges more than the SMES as a result of SOC control as shown in Fig. 11 shows one day operation and demonstrates persistent performance of the HESS. Firstly. and finally alarm cases to systematically manage the HESS operation. However. IV. and it is thus quite challenging to keep the state of the energy storage in control. C ONCLUSION In this paper. (9b). 10 shows the operation of alarm case with almost fully charged SOC level. SOC regulation through role sharing control. Three operating states are defined to be normal. over 90% or under 10% is the SOC of one energy storage and secondly. (9a). In the Fig. C. the T changes to 1200 s. 23. (9c). NO. In summary. Hess Operation for a Day It is important to note that wind generation cannot be exactly predicted. the warning case. HESS discharges the power to reduce the SOC level to escape from the alarm case. 7 labeled as opposite direction flow. warning. so HESS has to recover SOC level as soon as it can be. The T is returned to the peak value as depicted in Fig. B. The effectiveness of the proposed operating states has been demonstrated for realistic cases. The point of warning case control is to move the cut-off frequency to the higher or lower appropriately. When wind power rises. Fig. No other grid power control algorithm is adopted for the discharging with high SOC level and charging with low SOC level other than moving T as presented in Fig. For optimal storage sizing. both SMES and battery entere into D. When wind decreases. 8. Fast grid power following can reduce the variability. Warning Case As wind decreases as illustrated in the Fig. HESS operation . For this operation. 9. 7. Fig. grid power ramps up fast with T = 250 s. Fig. 10. Alarm Case Alarm case performs when one of the following two situations is met. VOL.

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