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Energy storage and its use with intermittent renewable energy

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posted on 24.04.2012, 13:52 by John Barton, David Infield
A simple probabilistic method has been developed to predict the ability of energy storage to increase the penetration of intermittent embedded renewable generation (ERG) on weak electricity grids and to enhance the value of the electricity generated by time-shifting delivery to the network. This paper focuses on the connection of wind generators at locations where the level of ERG would be limited by the voltage rise. Short-term storage, covering less than I h, offers only a small increase in the amount of electricity that can be absorbed by the network. Storage over periods of up to one day delivers greater energy benefits, but is significantly more expensive. Different feasible electricity storage technologies are compared for their operational suitability over different time scales. The value of storage in relation to power rating and energy capacity has been investigated so as to facilitate appropriate sizing.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Research Unit

  • Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

Citation

BARTON, J.P. and INFIELD, D.G., 2004. Energy storage and its use with intermittent renewable energy. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 19 (2), pp. 441 - 448.

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© Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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2004

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0885-8969

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en

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