Special Issue "Energy Storage Integrated Process Systems"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Yashar S. Hajimolana
Guest Editor
Department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering, University of Twente
Interests: energy systems integration; component development (heat pumps, energy storage, fuel cells, electrolyzers)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In terms of research, the topic of energy storage-integrated energy systems is one of the most prevalent in the world of energy systems integration. One of the main reasons for this is its relevance for present-day society, which is increasingly concerned with grid balancing and greener energy production. This scenario constitutes a powerful catalyst for research, not only boosting the volume of interesting ideas, solutions, and studies, but also the number of topics that emerge under the umbrella of energy storage-integrated energy systems. This can be seen in the fact that well-established research topics, as varied as energy storage technologies and energy management, coexist—or even merge—with more recent topics, such as smart energy grid, grid management, energy system integration, storage and transportation of hydrogen, power-to-x.

In all of the aforementioned topics, in addition to others, energy storage-integrated energy systems play a key role. In this Special Issue, representative papers that focus on well-established topics, as well as more recent ones, are sought. This mixture will unquestionably foster new ideas for readers and will help researchers detect solutions that can be migrated from one topic to another, making this Special Issue a relevant milestone for any energy systems engineer.

Dr. Yashar S. Hajimolana
Guest Editor

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  • Energy storage system
  • Thermal storage system
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Energy systems
  • Energy management
  • Energy systems integration
  • Smart energy grid
  • Power-to-x
  • Electric Vehicle to grid
  • Hydrogen vehicle to grid

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Optimal Sizing of a Hybrid Wind-Photovoltaic-Battery Plant to Mitigate Output Fluctuations in a Grid-Connected System
Energies 2020, 13(11), 3015; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13113015 - 11 Jun 2020
A novel optimization strategy is proposed to achieve a reliable hybrid plant of wind, solar, and battery (HWSPS). This strategy’s purpose is to reduce the power losses in a wind farm and at the same time reduce the fluctuations in the output of [...] Read more.
A novel optimization strategy is proposed to achieve a reliable hybrid plant of wind, solar, and battery (HWSPS). This strategy’s purpose is to reduce the power losses in a wind farm and at the same time reduce the fluctuations in the output of HWSPS generation. In addition, the proposed strategy is different from previous studies in that it does not involve a load demand profile. The process of defining the HWSPS capacity is carried out in two main stages. In the first stage, an optimal wind farm is determined using the genetic algorithm subject to site dimensions and spacing between the turbines, taking Jensen’s wake effect model into consideration to eliminate the power losses due to the wind turbines’ layout. In the second stage, a numerical iterative algorithm is deployed to get the optimal combination of photovoltaic and energy storage system sizes in the search space based on the wind reference power generated by the moving average. The reliability indices and cost are the basis for obtaining the optimal combination of photovoltaic and energy storage system according to a contribution factor with 100 different configurations. A case study in Thumrait in the Sultanate of Oman is used to verify the usefulness of the proposed optimal sizing approach. Full article
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Planned Papers

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Title: Energy Efficiency Analysis of A Solar Thermochemical Calcination-Carbonation Process for Hydrogen Production and Carbon Dioxide Capture
Authors: Andrey Gunawan 1 and Abhishek K Singh 2,*
Affiliation: 1. G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 30332 USA 2. Department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering, University of Twente, Postbus 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

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