# Proceedings of the IEEE

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• ### [Front cover]

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C1
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• ### Proceedings of the IEEE publication information

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C2
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Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):309 - 310
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• ### Energy Storage & the Grid - From Characteristics to Impact [Point of View]

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):311 - 316
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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• ### Addressing the Intermittency Challenge: Massive Energy Storage in a Sustainable Future [Scanning the Issue]

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):317 - 321
Cited by:  Papers (22)
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• ### The Potential of Intermittent Renewables to Meet Electric Power Demand: Current Methods and Emerging Analytical Techniques

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):322 - 334
Cited by:  Papers (47)
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Renewable electric power sources like wind and solar have been shown from a resource perspective to have significant potential to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions associated with the electric power sector. However, the intermittency of these resources is often cited as a barrier to their large scale integration into the grid. In this review, we provide a framework for understanding the body of ... View full abstract»

• ### How Thermal Energy Storage Enhances the Economic Viability of Concentrating Solar Power

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):335 - 347
Cited by:  Papers (37)
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This paper examines the economic performance and rationale of concentrating solar power (CSP) with and without thermal energy storage (TES). We demonstrate that TES can increase the energy and capacity value of CSP and also show that adding TES to a CSP plant can increase its economic viability by increasing its operating revenues to the point that the capital cost of CSP can be justified. View full abstract»

• ### The Future of Renewables Linked by a Transnational Asian Grid

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):348 - 359
Cited by:  Papers (25)
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In this paper, we argue that Asia's unique geography, abundant low-emission energy resources, rapid economic growth, and rising energy demands merit consideration of a Pan-Asian Energy Infrastructure. In our study, we focus on development of wind and solar resources in Australia, China, Mongolia, and Vietnam as the potential foundation for an electricity grid stretching from China to Australia. Ho... View full abstract»

• ### State of the Art in Ultrahigh-Voltage Transmission

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):360 - 390
Cited by:  Papers (35)
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This paper discusses ultrahigh-voltage (UHV) DC as an efficient solution for bulk power transmission especially of renewable energy. The European policy and legal framework is used to illustrate how this new technology, international electricity market integration, and the distribution of wind and solar natural resources lead to the need for continent-wide internationally coordinated network plann... View full abstract»

• ### A Review of Ammonia-Based Thermochemical Energy Storage for Concentrating Solar Power

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):391 - 400
Cited by:  Papers (26)
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The development of a thermochemical energy storage system based on ammonia, for use with concentrating solar power is discussed in this paper. This is one of a number of storage options for concentrating solar power, including molten-salt storage, which is already operating commercially. The ammonia storage development has involved prototype solar receiver/reactors operated in conjunction with a 2... View full abstract»

• ### Seasonal Energy Storage in a Renewable Energy System

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):401 - 409
Cited by:  Papers (23)
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Because of a concern that in developing transitional energy systems the endpoint system requirements should be kept in mind, this paper focuses on storage in a renewable energy system that uses no fossil fuels. Based largely on the current seasonal patterns of consumption and wind and solar energy generated, it is estimated that the energy storage capacity that would be required to supply the elec... View full abstract»

• ### Hydrogen Production From Water Electrolysis: Current Status and Future Trends

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):410 - 426
Cited by:  Papers (215)  |  Patents (1)
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This paper reviews water electrolysis technologies for hydrogen production and also surveys the state of the art of water electrolysis integration with renewable energies. First, attention is paid to the thermodynamic and electrochemical processes to better understand how electrolysis cells work and how they can be combined to build big electrolysis modules. The electrolysis process and the charac... View full abstract»

• ### Electricity Powering Combustion: Hydrogen Engines

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):427 - 439
Cited by:  Papers (9)
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Hydrogen is a means to chemically store energy. It can be used to buffer energy in a society increasingly relying on renewable but intermittent energy or as an energy vector for sustainable transportation. It is also attractive for its potential to power vehicles with (near-) zero tailpipe emissions. The use of hydrogen as an energy carrier for transport applications is mostly associated with fuel... View full abstract»

• ### Energy Storage via Carbon-Neutral Fuels Made From CO $_{2}$, Water, and Renewable Energy

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):440 - 460
Cited by:  Papers (46)
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Fossil fuels are renewable only over geological time scales. The oxidation, via combustion, of considerable amounts of carbonaceous fuels since the dawn of the industrial revolution has led to a rapid accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere leading to an anthropogenic influence on the Earth's climate. We highlight here that a versatile energy carrier can be produced by recycling CO2<... View full abstract»

• ### A Thermodynamic Analysis of Multistage Adiabatic CAES

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):461 - 472
Cited by:  Papers (40)
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Adiabatic compressed air energy storage (A-CAES) represents a valuable and environmentally friendly option for massive energy storage. Existing examples of CAES refer to underground storage at medium pressure level. But for widespread utilization, independent from the availability of underground storage volumes, artificial reservoirs would be required. This requires rather high air pressure within... View full abstract»

• ### The History, Present State, and Future Prospects of Underground Pumped Hydro for Massive Energy Storage

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):473 - 483
Cited by:  Papers (25)
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If our industrial civilization is to be sustained, it must find renewable sources of energy to replace its finite and rapidly shrinking reserves of fossil carbon. Moreover, these renewables, even if intermittent, must somehow be rendered reliable and dispatchable, most probably by developing super-massive storage facilities for energy. Historically this has meant pumped hydroelectric storage, a te... View full abstract»

• ### Geotechnical Issues in the Creation of Underground Reservoirs for Massive Energy Storage

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):484 - 492
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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The primary objective of this paper is to present and discuss geotechnical issues and challenges for the design and stability of massive energy storage caverns in hard rock formations. In general, the challenges which confront the construction of massive underground caverns are a combination of the geological, hydrological, geochemical, geothermal, and geotechnical. The identification and remediat... View full abstract»

• ### Concept and Development of a Pumped Heat Electricity Storage Device

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):493 - 503
Cited by:  Papers (21)
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This paper addresses the early conceptualization of a system for reversible heat/work conversion based upon the heat engine cycle, developed in 1833 by John Ericsson, in combination with utility scale thermal energy storage in particulate mineral (e.g., gravel) and the development and test of the first prototype. Using these test results, mathematical modeling of the engine/heat pump has yielded i... View full abstract»

• ### Molten-Salt Power Towers: Newly Commercial Concentrating Solar Storage

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):504 - 515
Cited by:  Papers (60)
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Molten-salt storage is already commercially available for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants, allowing solar power to be produced on demand and to “backup” variable renewable sources such as wind and photovoltaics. The first CSP plants to operate commercially with molten-salt storage utilized parabolic trough concentrators, for example, the Andasol-1 plant. A new type of storage ... View full abstract»

• ### High-Temperature Solid-Media Thermal Energy Storage for Solar Thermal Power Plants

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):516 - 524
Cited by:  Papers (40)
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Solid sensible heat storage is an attractive option for high-temperature storage applications regarding investment and maintenance costs. Using concrete as solid storage material is most suitable, as it is easy to handle, the major aggregates are available all over the world, and there are no environmentally critical components. Long-term stability of concrete has been proven in oven experiments a... View full abstract»

• ### Review of Solar Thermal Storage Techniques and Associated Heat Transfer Technologies

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):525 - 538
Cited by:  Papers (22)
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Thermal energy storage is a key component of solar power plants if dispatchability is required. On the other hand, although different systems and many materials are available, only a few plants in the world have tested thermal energy storage systems. Here, all materials considered in literature and/or used in real plants are listed, the different systems are described and analyzed, and real experi... View full abstract»

• ### Concentrating Solar Thermal Heat Storage Using Metal Hydrides

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):539 - 549
Cited by:  Papers (57)
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Increased reliance on solar energy conversion technologies will necessarily constitute a major plank of any forward global energy supply strategy. It is possible that solar photovoltaic (PV) technology and concentrating solar thermal (CST) power technology will play roughly equal, but complementary roles by 2050. The ability to increase reliance on CST power technology during this period, however,... View full abstract»

• ### Proceedings of the IEEE Through 100 Years: 1913-1919 [Scanning Our Past]

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):550 - 555
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Recounts milestones in the field of electrical engineering and significant articles published in the Proceeding during the years 1913-1919. View full abstract»

• ### Future Special Issues/Special Sections of the Proceedings

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):556 - 557
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Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 558
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## Aims & Scope

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North Carolina State University