Energy Imbalance Market Solution

Balancing Authorities (BAs) hold reserves to balance discrepancies between forecasted and actual load within the operating hour. These “flexibility” reserves are in addition to the spinning and supplemental reserves carried against generation or transmission system contingencies.  

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Case Study II: Analyzing SCE’s new TOU rates with solar+storage

We analyze whether choosing to store and shift energy (using a Tesla Powerwall 2 Li-ion battery) under a TOU rate plan provides any economic benefit. While the Tesla battery is a stand-alone storage solution, we’re evaluating it here as an addition to a new solar system.

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