We formulate and solve the problem of making advance energy commitments for wind farms in the presence of a storage device with conversion losses, mean-reverting price process, and an autoregressive energy generation process from wind. We derive an optimal commitment policy under the assumption that wind energy is uniformly distributed. Then, the stationary distribution of the storage level corresponding to the optimal policy is obtained, from which the economic value of the storage as the relative increase in the expected revenue due to the existence of storage is obtained.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Dynamic programming
- Markov decision process