January 4, 2021
Report

American-Made Challenges Round 2 Voucher: Orison Enables Solar

Andrew Reiman
Ankit Singhal
Allison Campbell

Abstract

This report documents the technical assistance provided to Orison as part of the American-Made Challenges Round 2 Voucher: Orison Enables Solar project. A testbed was developed and used to demonstrate, using modeling and simulation, the capability of controlled behind-the-meter energy storage to (1) reduce net load variability caused by appliances and distributed generation and (2) enable customers to respond to the time-of-use pricing. We demonstrate that load leveling can shave peak loads or limit solar photovoltaic export and that load shifting enables customers to reduce load during “peak” pricing intervals. In the scenarios that we simulated, load leveling was effective up to the charging and discharging limits of the storage systems and the effectiveness of load shifting was a function of the energy capacity of the storage systems. This report describes the co-simulation testbed and the scenarios simulated, including controller setup and simulation results. Considerations for a multi-objective controller are also discussed.

Revised: January 4, 2021 | Published: November 3, 2020

Citation

Reiman A.P., A. Singhal, and A.M. Campbell. 2020. American-Made Challenges Round 2 Voucher: Orison Enables Solar. PNNL-30656. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.