Dispatch of a Wind Farm with a Battery Storage

  • Sabrina RiedEmail author
  • Melanie Reuter-OppermannEmail author
  • Patrick Jochem
  • Wolf Fichtner
Conference paper
Part of the Operations Research Proceedings book series (ORP)


The combination of a wind farm with a battery storage allows to schedule the system in a more balanced way, alleviating natural wind power fluctuations. We present a mathematical model that optimizes the contribution margin (CM) of a system that consists of a wind farm and a lithium-ion battery storage from an operator’s perspective. We consider the system to take part in the electricity stock exchange. We discuss adaptions of the model when additional participation at the minute reserve market is possible. We construct a test instance for the model for Germany and compare the optimal solutions to two reference cases. We evaluate if the gain of an integrated wind battery system compensates the investment and operating costs for the storage and we derive target prices for the battery system.


Wind Power Wind Farm Contribution Margin Spot Market Battery Storage 
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This work has been funded by the European Commission (FP7 project MAT4BAT, grant no. 608931). We thank Lucas Baier for his support in the modeling part.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IIP, Competence E, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.KSRI, IOR, KITKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.IIP, KSRI, KITKarlsruheGermany

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