Storage Platform for the Integration of Renewable Energy

Results

 

Completed SPIRE Project Summary (PDF / New Tab) 

 

Large-Scale Energy Storage

 

Modelling

– Leaching Simulations and Required Caverns Final Report  (PDF / New Tab)

Market Modelling Final Report (PDF / New Tab)

Exploration of Salt Deposits

Leaching Tests and Insolubles Profile of Exploration Well, Carnduff #01 (PDF / New Tab)

Rock mechanical investigations on the strength and creep behaviour of core samples, Carnduff #01 (Interim Report) (PDF / New Tab)

Rock mechanical investigations on the strength and creep behaviour of core samples, Carnduff #01 (Final Report) (PDF / New Tab)

Test No. 2 Gas Stress Test 1 in the Carnduff #02 (PDF / New Tab)

Test No. 3 Gas Stress Test 2 in the Carnduff #02 (PDF / New Tab)

CAES Cavern Development Thru Solution Mining (PDF / New Tab)

 

Final Report (PDF / New Tab)

 

Medium-Scale Energy Storage

 

– Review communication options for control between existing flow battery, ice bank, wind turbine and DkIT campus load and implementation of an appropriate integrated solution to enable automatic control of these (LE2) (PDF / New Tab)

– Analyse the electrolyte of the zinc bromine flow battery and determine dielectric constant, variations in zinc and bromine composition, change after charging and discharging and aging characteristics (FE4) (PDF / New Tab)

– Review current electrochemical battery technologies globally and grade batteries by energy density, capital cost and longevity (FE4) (PDF / New Tab)

– Review of modelling techniques (e.g. advanced statistical techniques and optimal control theory) and control algorithm development platforms to select the most appropriate scheme for the control of battery and ice bank charge/discharge with the wind turbine (LE2) (PDF / New Tab)

– Assess the state of the art in methanol fuel cell systems and operate such a system to determine round trip efficiency (FE4) (PDF / New Tab)

– Assess the state of the art in large scale cooling technologies including use of mixed solvent systems as replacements for ice/chill water systems, including use of passive or near-zero energy sources and co-solvents (FE4) (PDF / New Tab)

– Determination of round trip electricity efficiency of current zinc bromine battery technology and response to changes in grid frequency and the efficiency of the ice bank in electricity consumption to cooling load provision (LE2) (PDF / New Tab)

– Assess commercially mature technologies available for methanol formation from low value inputs (FE4) (PDF / New Tab)

– Investigate trends in flow battery and ice storage technology designs and using the systems at DkIT investigate how these designs can be improved along with alternative storage technology options (LE2) (PDF / New Tab)

– Investigate materials for use in zinc bromine battery stack spacers and as electrodes including ceramic electrodes, super-critically processed foamed materials and biomaterials (FE4) (PDF / New Tab)

– A comparison of electrochemical storage systems for DkIT and report on the potential technology market in the CBT including capital and O&M costs (FE4) (PDF / New Tab)

– Develop theoretical optimum control algorithms for DkIT in conjunction with battery and ice bank with local wind generation to minimise electricity bills and test the predicted performance on the systems at DkIT (e.g. energy and capacity tariffs) (LE2) (PDF / New Tab)

– Develop theoretical methanol recycling fuel cell and cooled zinc bromine flow battery systems for medium/large electricity consumers (50KW to 5MW) in conjunction with storage on its own and with local medium/large scale wind generation to minimise electricity bills and providing ancillary services (LE2) (PDF / New Tab)

– Develop theoretical control and sizing methods for medium/large electricity consumers (50KW to 5MW) in conjunction with storage on its own and with local medium/large scale wind generation to minimise electricity bills and providing ancillary services (FE4) (PDF / New Tab)

– Appraisal on how flow battery storage (and heat storage) could be used in larger scale wind application > 5MW e.g. very large consumers and wind farms (LE2) (PDF / New Tab)

– Appraisal on how flow battery storage (and heat storage) could be used in larger scale wind application > 5MW e.g. very large consumers and wind farms (FE4) (PDF / New Tab)

 

– Final Report (PDF / New Tab)

 

Small-Scale Energy Storage

 

Final Report (PDF / New Tab)

EU Regional Development Fund
Ulster University
Dundalk Institute of Technology