A service procured by transmission and distribution system operators to help re-energise an electricity network or grid following a widespread uncontrolled shutdown of the system. This usually involves the need to provide power for a period of at least 8 hours. A recent example of such an event was the August 2003 shutdown of the North East of the United States.
Describes whether active cooling or other energy consuming/efficiency reducing management processes are required during operation to keep the relevant storage device safe.
Round trip efficiency, sometimes RTE- the amount of energy discharged as a ratio of the amount used to charge a storage system including any parasitic loads required to operate the system (e.g. cooling loads or other balance of plant activity).
The ability to add more storage capacity to a system, best represented by the marginal cost of incremental storage capacity of a storage system.
Describes the extent to which the choice of location for a plant of that technology is dictated by geography, geology or safety considerations.
The extent to which a storage technology can provide an on-site support service to a renewable generation facility which avoids the need for the renewable energy plant to be shut down due to network or connection constraints (e.g. too much wind which the network cannot absorb).
The speed in seconds at which each technology can respond to a signal to deliver power or add load to the grid or provide any other service (e.g. reactive power).
The level of impact upon the environment.
|LAES||Liquid Air Energy Storage|
|EPC||Engineering, Procurement & Construction – a contracting arrangement.|
|OEM||Original Equipment Manufacturer|
|MAC||Main Air Compressor|
|RAC||Recycling Air Compressor|
|PRU||Power Recovery Unit|
|CAES||Compressed Air Energy Storage|
|PHS||Pumped Hydro Storage|
|LNG||Liquefied Natural Gas|
|STOR||Short Term Operating Reserve|
|FEED||Front End Engineering & Design|
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