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Energy Storage in the Emerging Era of Smart Grids

Edited by Rosario Carbone

University of Reggio Calabria, Italy

Reliable, high-efficient and cost-effective energy storage systems can undoubtedly play a crucial role for a large-scale integration on power systems of the emerging "distributed generation" (DG) and for enabling the starting and the consolidation of the new era of so called smart-grids. A non exhaustive list of benefits of the energy storage properly located on modern power systems with DG could be as follows: it can increase voltage control, frequency control and stability of power systems, it can reduce outages, it can allow the reduction of spinning reserves to meet peak power demands, it can reduce congestion on the transmission and distributions grids, it can release the stored energy when energy is most needed and expensive, it can improve power quality or service reliability for customers with high value processes or critical operations and so on. The main goal of the book is to give a date overview on: (I) basic and well proven energy storage systems, (II) recent advances on technologies for improving the effectiveness of energy storage devices, (III) practical applications of energy storage, in the emerging era of smart grids.

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Energy Storage in the Emerging Era of Smart GridsEdited by Rosario Carbone

Published: September 22nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/737

ISBN: 978-953-307-269-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6057-1

Copyright year: 2011

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103664 Total Chapter Downloads

20 Crossref Citations

77 Web of Science Citations

95 Dimensions Citations


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1. Electrochemical Energy Storage

By Pier Luigi Antonucci and Vincenzo Antonucci


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2. Supercapacitor-Based Electrical Energy Storage System

By Masatoshi Uno


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3. Rotor Design for High-Speed Flywheel Energy Storage Systems

By Malte Krack, Marc Secanell and Pierre Mertiny


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4. An Application of Genetic Fuzzy Systems to the Operation Planning of Hydrothermal Systems

By Ricardo de A. L. Rabêlo, Fábbio A. S. Borges, Ricardo A. S. Fernandes, Adriano A. F. M. Carneiro and Rosana T. V. Braga


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5. Lightning Energy: A Lab Scale System

By Mohd Farriz Basar, Musa Yusop Lada and Norhaslinda Hasim


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6. Fabrication and Characterization of MicroPCMs

By Jun-Feng Su


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7. Energy Storage and Transduction in Mitochondria

By Bahareh Golfar, Mohsen Nosrati and Seyed Abbas Shojaosadati


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8. Bidirectional DC - DC Converters for Energy Storage Systems

By Hamid R. Karshenas, Hamid Daneshpajooh, Alireza Safaee, Praveen Jain and Alireza Bakhshai


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9. Bi-Directional DC - DC Converters for Battery Buffers with Supercapacitor

By Jan Leuchter


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10. Bio-Inspired Synthesis of Electrode Materials for Lithium Rechargeable Batteries

By Kisuk Kang and Sung-Wook Kim


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11. Thioether Bond Containing Polymers as Novel Cathode Active Materials for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries

By Zhang J.Y., Zhan H., Tang J., Zhan L.Z., Song Z.P., Zhou Y.H. and Zhan C.M.


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12. Nanostructured MnO2 for Electrochemical Capacitor

By Mao-wen Xu and Shu-Juan Bao


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13. High Temperature PEM Fuel Cells Based on Nafion®/SiO2 Composite Membrane

By XiaoJin Li, ChangChun Ke, ShuGuo Qu, Jin Li, ZhiGang Shao and BaoLian Yi


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14. Energy Storage for Balancing a Local Distribution Network Area

By I. Grau Unda, P. Papadopoulos, S. Skarvelis-Kazakos, L. M. Cipcigan and N. Jenkins


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15. Sizing and Management of Energy Storage for a 100% Renewable Supply in Large Electric Systems

By Oscar Alonso, Santiago Galbete and Miriam Sotés


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16. Complementary Control of Intermittently Operating Renewable Sources with Short- and Long-Term Storage Plants

By E. F. Fuchs and W. L. Fuchs


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17. Practical Application of Electrical Energy Storage System in Industry

By Drabek, Streit and Blahnik


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18. Predictive Optimal Matrix Converter Control for a Dynamic Voltage Restorer with Flywheel Energy Storage

By Paulo Gambôa, J. Fernando Silva, S. Ferreira Pinto and Elmano Margato


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19. Unified Power Flow Controllers Without Energy Storage: Designing Power Controllers for the Matrix Converter Solution

By Joaquim Monteiro, J. Fernando Silva, Sónia Pinto and João Palma


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20. The Benefits of Device Level Short Term Energy Storage in Ocean Wave Energy Converters

By D. O’Sullivan, D. Murray, J. Hayes, M. G. Egan and A. W. Lewis


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21. A New On-Board Energy Storage System for the Rolling Stock

By Masao Yano


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