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Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage Demonstration

Product ID:1018785
Date Published:23-Feb-2009
File size:203.73 KB
Sector Name:Power Delivery & Utilization
Document Type:Supplemental Project
FileType:Adobe PDF (.pdf)
Price:No Charge

This Product is publicly available.

Achieving significant CO2 emission reductions will require, among other things, significant grid integration of large scale renewable resources. This includes wind and solar photo voltaic generators whose output fluctuates over time. In the case of wind generators, power may be produced during unwanted off-peak time periods. Large penetration of renewable resources will require utilities to resolve the reliability challenge associated with rapid power fluctuations. Also, as new base load generation such as nuclear is brought online, it will be required to turn low value off-peak power into high value on-peak power. Energy storage systems can help resolve these issues and a storage technology ready for near term demonstration is the compressed air energy storage (CAES) technology.

The proposed project involves the phased planning, design, construction, and performance monitoring of two CAES plants. One will use below ground air storage for bulk storage (at about 300MWs with 10 hour storage) and one will use an above ground air vessel/piping system for short term storage (at about 15MWs with two hour storage).

Program 177  PDU Demonstrations
  • Above ground
  • Below ground
  • Carbon reduction
  • Compressed Air
  • Energy Storage

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