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Title: Revisiting compressed air energy storage.
Authors: Matos, Catarina
Carneiro, Patrícia
Silva, Júlio F.
Editors: Madaleno, M.
Robaina, M.
Dias, M.F.
Moutinho, V.
Sousa, S.
Keywords: Renewable energy
Energy storage
Compressed Air Energy Storage
Issue Date: 18-Sep-2015
Publisher: Universidade de Aveiro
Citation: Matos, C., Silva, P. P., & Carneiro, J. F. (2015). Revisiting compressed air energy storage. Paper presented at the 2nd International Meeting on Energy and Environmental Economics, Aveiro.
Abstract: The use of renewable energies as a response to the EU targets defined for 2030 Climate Change and Energy has been increasing. Also non-dispatchable and intermittent renewable energies like wind and solar cannot generally match supply and demand, which can also cause some problems in the grid. So, the increased interest in energy storage has evolved and there is nowadays an urgent need for larger energy storage capacity. Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) is a proven technology for storing large quantities of electrical energy in the form of high-pressure air for later use when electricity is needed. It exists since the 1970’s and is one of the few energy storage technologies suitable for long duration (tens of hours) and utility scale (hundreds to thousands of MW) applications. It is also one of the most cost-effective solutions for large to small scale storage applications. Compressed Air Energy Storage can be integrated and bring advantages to different levels of the electric system, from the Generation level, to the Transmission and Distribution levels, so in this paper a revisit of CAES is done in order to better understand what and how it can be used for our modern needs of energy storage.
ISBN: 978-972-789-459-8
Type: article
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