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Energies 2018, 11(2), 415; doi:10.3390/en11020415

CAES Systems Integrated into a Gas-Steam Combined Plant: Design Point Performance Assessment

Department of Engineering, ROMA TRE University, via della Vasca Navale 79, 00146 Rome, Italy
The present work is an extension of the paper “Performance Assessment of a CAES System integrated into a Gas-Steam Combined Plant” presented to ICEER 2017 Conference, 17–20 July, Porto, Portugal, and published in Energy Procedia.
Received: 31 October 2017 / Revised: 22 January 2018 / Accepted: 6 February 2018 / Published: 11 February 2018
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In the present paper, the performance of an energy storage concept based on the integration of a compressed air energy storage (CAES) system into a gas–steam combined cycle (GSCC) plant is investigated. CAES systems featured by different design specifications have been coupled with a commercially available small size GSCC plant. Storage efficiencies up to 65% have been evaluated for CAES design power output ranging from 5 to 10 MW. A techno-economic analysis aimed at assessing plant performance and investment costs has been performed. Despite the relatively high investment costs and the storage efficiency being less than those featuring alternative storage approaches, the proposed system may be considered of interest due to the long-life duration and the established technologies available for the key plant components. View Full-Text
Keywords: compressed air energy storage (CAES); energy storage systems (EES); gas–steam combined cycle (GSCC) compressed air energy storage (CAES); energy storage systems (EES); gas–steam combined cycle (GSCC)

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