Your browser does not support JavaScript!
http://iet.metastore.ingenta.com
1887

Compressed air energy storage

Compressed air energy storage

For access to this article, please select a purchase option:

Buy chapter PDF
$16.00
(plus tax if applicable)
Buy Knowledge Pack
10 chapters for $120.00
(plus taxes if applicable)

IET members benefit from discounts to all IET publications and free access to E&T Magazine. If you are an IET member, log in to your account and the discounts will automatically be applied.

Learn more about IET membership 

Recommend Title Publication to library

You must fill out fields marked with: *

Librarian details
Name:*
Email:*
Your details
Name:*
Email:*
Department:*
Why are you recommending this title?
Select reason:
 
 
 
 
 
Energy Storage for Power Systems — Recommend this title to your library

Thank you

Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

Citywide compressed air energy systems have been built since 1870. Cities such as Paris, Birmingham, Offenbach, Dresden in Germany and Buenos Aires in Argentina installed such systems. Victor Popp constructed the first systems to power clocks by sending a pulse of air every minute to change the pointer. They quickly evolved to deliver power to homes and industry. As of 1896, the Paris system had 2.2 MW of generation distributed at 550 kPa in 50 km of air pipes for motors in light and heavy industry. Usage was measured in metres. The systems were the main source of house-delivered energy in these days and also powered the machines of dentists, seamstresses, printing facilities and bakeries. The application of elastic energy storage in the form of compressed air storage for feeding gas turbines has long been proposed for power utilities; a compressed air storage system with an underground air storage cavern was patented by Stal Laval in 1949. Since that time, only two commercial plants have been commissioned; Huntorf CAES, Germany, and Mcintosh CAES, Alabama, USA.The compressed air energy storage (CAES) concept involves a thermodynamic process in which the major energy flows are of work and heat, with virtually no energy stored in the compressed air itself. The performance of a CAES plant depends on the precise details of both the compression process and the expansion process.

Chapter Contents:

  • 7.1 General considerations
  • 7.2 Basic principles
  • 7.3 The central store
  • 7.4 The power extraction system
  • 7.5 Two industrial examples
  • 7.5.1 Huntorf
  • 7.5.2 McIntosh
  • 7.6 Despatch and economic limitations

Inspec keywords: energy storage; electric motors; gas turbines; pipes; thermodynamics

Other keywords: thermodynamic process; gas turbines; electric motors; air pipes; elastic energy storage; power utilities; compressed air energy storage; underground air storage cavern; CAES

Subjects: Gas-turbine power stations and plants

Preview this chapter:
Zoom in
Zoomout

Compressed air energy storage, Page 1 of 2

| /docserver/preview/fulltext/books/po/pbpo146e/PBPO146E_ch7-1.gif /docserver/preview/fulltext/books/po/pbpo146e/PBPO146E_ch7-2.gif

Related content

content/books/10.1049/pbpo146e_ch7
pub_keyword,iet_inspecKeyword,pub_concept
6
6
Loading
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address