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

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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
  • 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


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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