Modeling of Long-Duration Storage for Decarbonization of California Energy System
The project will develop improved modeling tools capable of analyzing future grid scenarios involving emerging storage and generation technologies.
The project has completed its baseline bulk system analysis and defined its preliminary grid scenarios for further analysis. The baseline analysis and preliminary scenarios were presented at a public workshop in November 2021, where attendees provided information about potential modeling sensitivities, characteristics of various energy systems, and the expected roles of hydrogen production, storage, and transport in a decarbonized grid.
The project is modeling the expansion of the grid using the SWITCH model and an improved version of the RESOLVE model which incorporates variable timesteps to allow full-year modeling. Modeling different grid scenarios, developed with feedback from industry experts, will help to define the role and useful cost targets for long-duration storage technologies as they are scaled to gigawatt levels.
The project is developing improved modeling tools and datasets to analyze future grid scenarios involving emerging storage and generation technologies.
The pathway to SB100 goals identified by this project will accelerate the transition to a zero carbon energy grid, leading to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Key Project Members
University of California, Berkeley
UC San Diego