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Cost Performance Tradeoff Study of Wind Systems: Grid-Scale Storage

[+] Author Affiliations
Navid Goudarzi

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

John Rudesill

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

Alex Pavlak

Future of Energy Initiative, Severna Park, MD

Paper No. POWER2016-59461, pp. V001T08A015; 7 pages
doi:10.1115/POWER2016-59461
From:
  • ASME 2016 Power Conference collocated with the ASME 2016 10th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
  • ASME 2016 Power Conference
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, June 26–30, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Power Division, Advanced Energy Systems Division, Solar Energy Division, Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5021-3
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME

abstract

Variability and uncertainty are the primary challenges for power generation from intermittent, non-dispatchable energy sources. This stochastic behavior could significantly increase the cost of energy. An earlier work developed an interdisciplinary economic model using three-year (2011–2013) wind/load data from two different sites, Pennsylvania New Jersey Maryland Interconnection LLC (PJM) in USA and EirGrid in Ireland. Results showed a wind plus natural gas system can reduce emission as much as 50% below that of an all-natural gas system, with only a slight increase in system cost. Energy storage can be a key element in obtaining energy and cost savings, together with providing availability, reliability, and security of energy supply to consumers. In this paper, grid-scale storage parameters variations (storage capacity, cost, and efficiency) are explored to obtain levelized cost trends for wind systems with storage.

Copyright © 2016 by ASME
Topics: Storage , Wind , Tradeoffs

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