Publication Type:

Journal Article


Energy conversion and Management, Elsevier, Volume 51, Number 3, p.572–579 (2010)


Competitive bidding strategies, Electricity markets, Optimal self-scheduling, Pumped-storage, Restructured power systems


<p>This paper develops optimal bidding strategies for a pumped-storage plant in a pool-based electricity market. In the competitive regime, when compared to simple hydro electric generator, profit of the pumped-storage plant is maximized by operating it as a generator when market clearing price is high and as a pump when the price is low. Based on forecasted hourly market clearing price, a multistage looping algorithm to maximize the profit of a pumped-storage plant is developed, considering both the spinning and non-spinning reserve bids and meeting the technical operating constraints of the plant. The proposed model is adaptive for the nonlinear three-dimensional relationship between the power produced, the energy stored, and the head of the associated reservoir. Different operating cycles for a realistic pumped-storage plant are considered and simulation results are reported and compared.</p>

Cite this Research Publication

P. Kanakasabapathy and K Swarup, S., “Bidding Strategies for Pumped Storage Plant in Pool-Based Electricity Market”, Energy conversion and Management, vol. 51, pp. 572–579, 2010.