The supply of energy from primary sources is not constant and rarely matches the pattern of demand from consumers. Electricity is also difficult to store in significant quantities. Therefore, secondary storage of energy is essential to increase generation capacity efficiency and to allow more substantial use of renewable energy sources that only provide energy intermittently. Lack of effective storage has often been cited as a major hurdle to substantial introduction of renewable energy sources into the electricity supply network.
This 2nd edition, without changing the existing structure of the 1st edition, has expanded chapters that review different types of renewables and considers which of these requires storage.
The book also discusses the limitation of renewables’ usage without storage and considers more substantial possibilities that arise from integrating a combination of different storage devices into a system.
University teachers and students that are specialising in power systems development, renewables and other non-conventional electrical energy sources integration in the existing power systems, its economics and environmental impact. The first part of the book will also appeal to the general public.
Trends in power system development; Energy storage as a structural unit of a power system; Storage applications; Thermal energy storage; Flywheel storage; Pumped hydro storage; Compressed air energy storage; Hydrogen and other synthetic fuels; Electrochemical energy storage; Capacitor bank storage; Superconducting magnetic energy storage; Energy storage in the power system itself; Considerations on the choice of a storage system; Integration of energy storage systems; Effect of energy storage on transient regimes in the power system; Optimising regimes for energy storage in a power system; Energy storage and renewable power sources