© 2010-2012 IEEE. This paper proposes a coordinated operational dispatch scheme for a wind farm with a battery energy storage system (BESS). The main advantages of the proposed dispatch scheme are that it can reduce the impacts of wind power forecast errors while prolonging the lifetime of BESS. The scheme starts from the planning stage, where a BESS capacity determination method is proposed to compute the optimal power capacity and energy capacity of BESS based on historical wind power data; and then, at the operation stage, a flexible short-term BESS-wind farm dispatch scheme is proposed based on the forecasted wind power generation scenarios. Three case studies are provided to validate the performance of the proposed method. The results show that the proposed scheme can largely improve the wind farm dispatchability.