Applied research in energy storage

Helwig, Andreas (2016) Applied research in energy storage. In: Smart power systems and renewable energy system integration. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, 57. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 179-200. ISBN 978-3-319-30425-0


The development and incorporation of energy storage into large electricity networks, micro-grids and partially or fully islanded energy supplies have numerous applications as the sustainable energy generation uptake increases. The vagaries of sustainable energy supplies are driving energy storage in two distinct directions. Firstly there will be large scale energy storage such as pumped land or sea-based hydro-energy that can absorb excess renewable energy for later discharge when there is a deficit in dispatchable energy available. As an alternative to such large industrial scale units, there is also a potential to develop smaller but numerous distributed smaller energy storage systems that are based on inertial or electro-chemical battery storage. These developments present huge opportunities to change the way sustainable energy uptake continues. Integrated energy storage into electrical supply networks has the ability to alter the way national, regional tied trade blocks and global energy linkage will occur in the future.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 10. Permanent restricted access to Published Version due to publisher copyright policy. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. Development of energy storage is key for renewable energy penetration and it continuing development.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 04:10
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2018 04:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: pumped-hydro; battery; flywheel energy storage systems; PHESS; BESS; FESS; lead acid battery; advanced AGM lead acid battery; zinc-bromide flow battery; nickel-iron battery; artificial spinning reserve; Energiewende
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4008 Electrical engineering > 400803 Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850599 Renewable Energy not elsewhere classified
B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8598 Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities > 859899 Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.10007/978-3-319-30427-4

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