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Grid-connected RES plants:
innovative and hybrid energy storage solutions
December 14th, 2017
Hotel Royal Continental, Napoli / Giardino

Organized in the framework of dissemination activities of the TVB project (CCSEB_00201 "Sviluppo di una innovativa Tecnologia integrata Volano-Batteria per l'accumulo efficiente di energia da rinnovabile per applicazioni di piccola taglia") funded by Italian Minister of Economic Development (MISE).


The Workshop / Abstract

In the European scenario, production from renewable energy sources (RES) is strongly encouraged by Community policies to achieve EU2050 decarbonisation objectives. However, the penetration of renewable energy in the electricity mix causes problems relative to grid congestion and perturbation due to its high variability over time. The consequence is that RES plants are often curtailed during low consumption periods, with negative effect on both revenues and DSCR. In some European local areas, the need of RES curtailment is also greater due to infrastructure critical issues of specific grid districts interested by large RES installations. So, it is required a significant integration of Energy Storage System (ESS) to improve grid stability and guarantee the equilibrium between generation and consumption, as well as to allow renewable energy systems completely reliable as primary energy sources.

ESS can also improve both RES production rate in micro-grids application and grid imbalances relative to renewable sources. Nowadays installed energy storage capacity is very limited in the European scenario. Relative to this scenario, above all (strategic, market, regulatory issues, ...), the challenge for energy storage penetration is technological and mainly economic. Regarding technological issues, the crucial key for their penetration is the improvement of ESS performance in terms of availability, durability, efficiency, energy density, response time and a contextual cost reduction with respect to current state of the art. This goal necessarily must be achieved through the development of enhanced technologies and also their implementation in hybrid storage systems. Hybridization allows multi-operation modes of the ESS, merging the positive features of base-technologies and extending their application ranges.

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