Compressed air energy storage (CAES) - possibilities in Denmark

Brian Elmegaard, Nicklas Szameitat, Wiebke Brix

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Abstract

Through a systematic development of the Danish electrical supply system with wind power and CHP, problems with stability and electricity surplus have appeared. Therefore, the possibilities for profitably implementing a CAES plant for energy storage, peak shaving and electricity surplus reduction are investigated. Based on existing plants and the latest technology a simulation model of a 360 MW plant with an efficiency of 35 % has been developed and optimized to Danish conditions. An analysis of the economics in the plant, operating under market conditions, shows a growing potential, but the allocated investment costs require investigation of more competitive operation. The regulating-power market could be a solution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ECOS 2005
VolumeIII
Publication date2005
Pages1499-1507
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event18th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation, and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 20 Jun 200522 Jun 2005
Conference number: 18

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation, and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
Number18
CountryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period20/06/200522/06/2005

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Elmegaard, B., Szameitat, N., & Brix, W. (2005). Compressed air energy storage (CAES) - possibilities in Denmark. In Proceedings of ECOS 2005 (Vol. III, pp. 1499-1507)