Title: Technical and Economic Analysis of Various Power Generation Resources Coupled with CAES Systems
Publication Number: DOE/NETL-2011/1472
Publication Date: 06/2011
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: Ryan Egidi
Program/Technology: Electricity Grid
Author: Jovan Ilic (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Marija Prica (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Shawn Rabiei (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Jesse Goellner (Booz Allen Hamilton)
David S. Wilson (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Chungyan Shih (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Ryan Egidi (NETL)
Synopsis: Compressed air energy storage (CAES) is an energy storage application with the potential to supplement intermittent power sources, such as wind and solar generators, and to enable better load following for more constant power sources such as coal combustion generators. To better understand CAES’s potential to provide practical energy storage for intermittent and constant-output power sources in the U.S., three practical considerations important to CAES planning and operations were analyzed: 1. Siting decisions 2. Development of optimal charge-discharge strategies 3. Design and operating factors that affect efficiency. These three analyses form the major sections of this study.
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