Estimating the Value of Electricity Storage in PJM: Arbitrage and Some Welfare Effects

Ramteen Sioshansi, Paul Denholm, Thomas Jenkin, Jurgen Weiss

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Abstract

Significant increases in prices and price volatility of natural gas and electricity have raised interest in the potential economic opportunities for electricity storage. In this paper, we analyze the arbitrage value of a price-taking storage device in PJM during the six-year period from 2002 to 2007, to understand the impact of fuel prices, transmission constraints, efficiency, storage capacity, and fuel mix. The impact of load-shifting for larger amounts of storage, where reductions in arbitrage are offset by shifts in consumer and producer surplus as well as increases in social welfare from a variety of sources, is also considered.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)269-277
Number of pages9
JournalEnergy Economics
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-670-43417

Keywords

  • Arbitrage
  • Energy storage
  • Social welfare

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