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Compressed Air Energy Storage System Control and Performance Assessment Using Energy Harvested Index
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Received: 6 August 2013; in revised form: 21 December 2013 / Accepted: 24 December 2013 / Published: 3 January 2014
Abstract: In this paper a new concept for control and performance assessment of compressed air energy storage (CAES) systems in a hybrid energy system is introduced. The proposed criterion, based on the concept of energy harvest index (HEI), measures the capability of a storage system to capture renewable energy. The overall efficiency of the CAES system and optimum control and design from the technical and economic point of view is presented. A possible application of this idea is an isolated community with significant wind energy resource. A case study reveals the usefulness of the proposed criterion in design, control and implementation of a small CAES system in a hybrid power system (HPM) for an isolated community. Energy harvested index and its effectiveness in increasing the wind penetration rate in the total energy production is discussed.
Keywords: energy storage systems; harvested energy index (HEI); compressed air energy storage; hybrid power systems; wind power generation; wind integration; renewable energy
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SedighNejad, H.; Iqbal, T.; Quaicoe, J. Compressed Air Energy Storage System Control and Performance Assessment Using Energy Harvested Index. Electronics 2014, 3, 1-21.
SedighNejad H, Iqbal T, Quaicoe J. Compressed Air Energy Storage System Control and Performance Assessment Using Energy Harvested Index. Electronics. 2014; 3(1):1-21.
SedighNejad, Hanif; Iqbal, Tariq; Quaicoe, John. 2014. "Compressed Air Energy Storage System Control and Performance Assessment Using Energy Harvested Index." Electronics 3, no. 1: 1-21.