Incorporation of Energy storage into offshore wind farms for load levelling and energy security

Research proposals

  • Research area

    Operations and remote autonomous monitoring

  • Institution

    University of Sheffield

  • Research project

    Incorporation of Energy storage into offshore wind farms for load levelling and energy security

  • Lead supervisor

    Professor David Stone (Professor - Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield)

  • Supervisory Team

    Professor David Stone (Professor - Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield)

Project Description:

The project will examine the use of energy storage in off-shore wind farms to provide a more continuous power flow from the farm to the grid. The integration of differing energy storage technologies will facilitate long and short-term storage for the turbines / farm as a whole, and ease the intermittency of supply for the grid. The project will also include an investigation as to the return on investment for incorporation of energy storage, and provision of services to the grid through the wind farm grid connection.  An investigation as to the potential for incorporating the energy storage as part of the floating structure will also be examined in terms of storage lifetime and maintenance requirements. This project is highly relevant to both government policy and the ‘green’ agenda.

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