“Wind and solar change minute-to-minute and the fossil plant and grid need to adjust dynamically”
“I know that large-scale grid-connected battery storage should have value, but it’s all in the short-term and ancillary products rather than energy”
Simulations as granular as one second are now possible!
Renewable energy integration, energy storage valuation and other studies are more rich thanks to the ability to emulate sudden changes in output.
High levels of detailed granularity combined with mixed integer programming offer real life constraints, like ramp rates from a minimum stable level of a thermal plant to be included when sudden changes in wind and solar output are observed.