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Issue 3 • June 1999

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  • Electrical energy storage at the turn of the Millennium

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):107 - 112
    Cited by:  Papers (33)
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    Electrical energy storage is currently enjoying a considerable resurgence of interest, aided both by advances in the systems technologies themselves and also by fundamental changes in electricity markets, allowing the benefits of storage to be move clearly identified. This article, which introduces a special feature on "electrical energy storage", reviews the state of the art and developments into... View full abstract»

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  • Valve regulated lead/acid battery systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):113 - 116
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The Power Control Division of GNB Technologies commissioned on the 13th May 1996 a new facility housing a 5 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) at GNB's Lead Recycling Center in Vernon, California, USA. The Vernon BESS is the largest known installation of its kind in the world owned and operated by an industrial manufacturer to support critical manufacturing process equipment, including the op... View full abstract»

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  • The characteristics of the nickel-cadmium battery for energy storage

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):117 - 121
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    The electrochemical characteristics of the industrial nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) battery make it particularly appropriate for applications where environmental factors-particularly extremes of ambient temperature-need to be taken into account, and where lifetime, cycling behaviour, charge/discharge characteristics, maintenance requirements and life cycle cost are important parameters. This article exam... View full abstract»

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  • A novel approach to utility scale energy storage [regenerative fuel cells]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):122 - 129
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    The authors describe how National Power is planning to build a 100 MWh Regenesys/sup (TM)/ energy storage plant at Didcot power station in the UK. The plant will occupy a compact site of less than 0.5 hectares, be housed in a low-rise building and, in respect of its energy storage capacity, will be the largest energy storage plant of its type in the world. Construction work will start in 1999 and ... View full abstract»

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  • Development of vanadium redox flow battery for electricity storage

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):130 - 135
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    There is serious demand today for superior technology for load levelling placed on power generation and transmission facilities. The vanadium battery, developed by Kashima-Kita, uses vanadium compounds as an electrolyte, recovered from boiler soot in Orimulsion-fired power stations to provide a solution to this problem. This battery is eminently suitable for load levelling, being operable at room ... View full abstract»

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  • Development of a compact sodium sulphur battery

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):136 - 141
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    A 6 MW (48 MWh) sodium-sulphur battery system consisting of 240 modules, the largest such system in the world, has been working properly at Tsunashima substation of Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc. since January 1998. The system has been proved to function as an electric energy storage system for load levelling. The construction and operating performance of the sodium-sulphur battery cell, module and... View full abstract»

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  • The zinc/bromine battery system for utility and remote area applications

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):142 - 148
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    The zinc/bromine battery is capable of providing energy storage for durations of 2-10 hours. The advanced battery technology is in the early stages of commercialisation, with prototype systems ranging in size from 50 to 400 kWh. The turn around efficiencies for these systems is higher than 70%, and the projected system costs for a turnkey battery system are expected to be under $400/kWh at modest ... View full abstract»

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  • Commercial application experiences with SMES

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):149 - 152
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    A superconducting magnetic energy storage system, configured as a voltage dip protector was installed at a paper mill in South Africa in April 1997. Since the commissioning of the protection system, the paper machine has not experienced a single shutdown caused by voltage depressions from the feeding grid. The power quality situation and cause of voltage disturbances at the installation site are r... View full abstract»

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  • Backfilling the sinewave. A dynamic voltage restorer case study

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):153 - 158
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    Backfilling the sinewave is an application for electrical energy storage that would have been unheard of 10 years ago. But now the importance of supply quality and the requirement for solutions has never been greater. The problem is voltage dips (sags), or disturbances, wreaking havoc with equipment that is sensitive to imperfections in the sinewave. The dynamic voltage restorer is a solution to t... View full abstract»

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  • Revolutionary flywheel energy storage system for quality power

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):159 - 163
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (2)
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    With the development in the 1970s and 1980s of fibre-reinforced composite materials such as carbon, Arimid and glass fibres, interest in the potential of flywheels in energy storage systems was rekindled. The author describes how it is the use of these materials in combination that gave the technology a potential way forward. View full abstract»

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  • Hydrogen-the flexible storage for electrical energy

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):164 - 170
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    The quality of life in society is directly linked to the access to energy. To achieve a high standard of living, the energy supply must be safe, reliable and affordable for everybody. Moreover, the energy supplied to customers should be usable for various applications. This suggests electrical energy which can be easily transformed to all the needs of the customer: power; heat; light; and communic... View full abstract»

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  • Letters to the editor

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):175 - 178
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  • Power Engineering Journal

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):0_1 - 106
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  • Recent developments in energy storage

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):179 - 186
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  • Research

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):171 - 174
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