Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2010


Tugrul Daim

Course Title

Technology Assessment and Acquisition

Course Number

ETM 531/631


United States. Bonneville Power Administration -- Management, Wind power -- West (U.S.), Energy storage -- Technological innovations, Programming (Mathematics)


The BPA power plan expects to add 6000 MW of Wind power generation according to its strategic objectives for the year 2010-2016. Power balancing requirements resulting from the intermittency of wind power suggests using energy storage assistance to improve overall generation and load characteristics. Previous research has analyzed possible storage technology options and recommended prioritized and ranked lists of the best storage technologies to support wind energy generation. Based on technology maturity as described in one of the BPA’s report in Energy Storage Landscape, we chose the top four technologies and used Goal Programming (GP) optimization to measure the optimum solutions for helping the BPA generation and load balancing. The results depend on importance and weighting given to the technical, organizational and personal perspectives. The GP result indicated that in both scenarios, using equal weight and weight generated from previous research in the similar field, the portfolios pattern is almost identical given all the constraint and different weight assigned to both scenarios.


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