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Large-scale renewable energy grid integration with redox energy storage ('REI-STORE')

Objective

This combined RTD and Demonstration project will aid the integration of a 140 MW offshore wind farm through the provision of regulating power. The project provides a technology solution to the barriers limiting the value and future prospects of variable renewable generation. An innovative electromechanical energy storage technology, with a performance and cost structure better than that of pumped hydro, will be developed. Research will lead to a variety of innovations that will allow a 200MWh plant to be built for 90 EURO/kWh with a substantially improved efficiency and footprint compared to the pilot plant. The commercial and technical drivers for energy storage, as well as the expected dynamic performance, will be fully examined to determine the optimum configuration.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

I/S ELTRA
Address
Fjordvejen 1 - 11
7000 Fredericia
Denmark

Participants (5)

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE SERVICE NATIONAL*
France
Address
Avenue Du Général De Gaulle 1
92141 Clamart
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
College Road
30 Cork
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
United Kingdom
Address
Sackville Street
M60 1QD Manchester