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Electrolysers as a load management mechanism for power systems with wind power and zero-carbon thermal power plant

E. Troncoso and M. Newborough

Applied Energy, 2010, vol. 87, issue 1, 1-15

Abstract: For an isolated power system the deployment of a large stock of electrolysers is investigated as a means for increasing the penetrations of wind power plant and zero-carbon thermal power plant. Consideration is given to the sizing and utilization of an electrolyser stock for three electrolyser implementation cases and three operational strategies, installed capacity ranges of 20-100% for wind power and 10-35% for zero-carbon thermal power plant (as proportions of the power system's maximum electrical demand) were investigated. Relative to wind-hydrogen alone, hydrogen yields are substantially increased especially on low-wind days. The average load placed on fossil-fuelled power plant is substantially decreased (while achieving a virtually flat load profile) and the carbon intensity of electricity can be reduced to values of

Keywords: Electrolysers; Zero-carbon; power; Load; factor; Wind; curtailment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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