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Advanced adiabatic compressed air energy storage (AA-CAES)

Objective

AA-CAES addresses a new technology for electrical-energy storage: Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage.
AA-CAES is a zero-emission storage technology with the potential to
- Develop utility-size products for centralised storage as well as modular products for distributed storage
- Enable medium to long-term storage at investment costs of 800 - 1200 /kW, 8 - 12 /kWh (at 100 h capacity) and at >70% efficiency
- Deliver ancillary services like production of reactive power, frequency and voltage control, hot spinning reserve. The target of this project is to develop the foundation for this "next but one generation" technology in a single step.
To do so, a multitude of challenges needs to be addressed:
- Development of suitable heat storage devices
- Development of operable, safe and economic plant concepts
- Development of compressors with very high outlet temperature
- Development of fast-response sliding-pressure turbines
- Accurate description of the economy of electrical-energy storage
- Thermo physical description of humid air at high pressures In the first phase of the project a broad range of solutions will be scanned. The second phase will focus on the 2 - 3 most promising concepts and in the third phase a conceptual design will be developed for a specific AA-CAES product.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ALSTOM POWER LTD
Address
Newbold Road
Gawston Rugby
United Kingdom

Participants (18)

ALSTOM SWITZERLAND LTD
Switzerland
Address
Haselstrasse 16
5401 Baden
BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND
Germany
Address
Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig
DANVEST ENERGY
Denmark
Address
Rudolfgaardsvej, 1B
8260 Viby J
DEEP. UNDERGROUND ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
Address
Eyhauser Allee 2A
Bad Zwischenahn
E. ON ENERGIE AG
Germany
Address
Brienner Strasse, 40
80333 Muenchen
ED. ZUEBLIN AG
Germany
Address
Albstadtweg 3
70567 Stuttgart
FACHHOCHSCHULE DORTMUND
Germany
Address
Sonnenstrasse 43
44139 Dortmund
GARRAD HASSAN AND PARTNERS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Saint Vincent Works, Silverthorne Lane
BS2 0QD Bristol
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Pfaffenwaldring 38-40
70569 Stuttgart
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Prince Consort Road
SW7 2AZ London
MAN TURBOMASCHINEN AG
Germany
Address
Steinbrinkstrasse 1
46145 Oberhausen
ROSTOCK UNIVERSITY
Germany
Address
Albert-einstein-strasse, 3A
18059 Rostock
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
42,Tenikringen 42
100 44 Stockholm
RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Campo Grande, Edificio C8
1749-016 Lisboa
UNIVERSITAET KOELN
Germany
Address
Albertus Magnus Platz
50923 Koeln
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Pfaffenwaldring 6
70550 Stuttgart
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Germany
Address
Theodor-koerner-allee 16
02754 Zittau