Analysis of Energy Storage Technologies for Island Microgrids: A Case study of the Ærø Island in Denmark

Athila Quaresma Santos, Zheng Ma, Mads Agergaard, Sebastian Frejo Rasmussen, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen

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Abstract

Microgrids can increase the security of supply of electricity systems, and also can support to achieve a carbonfree electricity system in the areas where the security of supply is close to 100%. Besides technical aspects, characteristics such as optimum design, cost consideration factors and different technologies have to be addressed. Meanwhile, there are challenges for cost-effective carbon-free microgrids due to intermittency and fluctuation issues. Therefore, energy storage technologies have been proposed to facilitate the transition to a CO2 emission free solution. This paper proposes a framework to analyze the feasibility of energy storage technologies for microgrids. The method considers input requirements and issues such as economic feasibility, energy technology selection, renewability assessment, storage capability, etc. The method is applied in a case of a Danish island to achieve the overall goal of having a 100% renewable portfolio. Several storage technologies are evaluated with three defined criteria. The result shows that it is possible to obtain a feasible solution with the application of energy storage technologies in the island with a drawback of increasing the final energy cost.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date18. Feb 2020
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 18. Feb 2020
EventInnovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference 2020: IEEE Power and Energy Society - USA, Washington, United States
Duration: 17. Feb 202020. Feb 2020
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Conference

ConferenceInnovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference 2020
LocationUSA
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period17/02/202020/02/2020
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Keywords

  • Microgrid
  • Island
  • Energy Storage
  • Framework

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    Santos, A. Q., Ma, Z., Agergaard, M., Frejo Rasmussen, S., & Jørgensen, B. N. (Accepted/In press). Analysis of Energy Storage Technologies for Island Microgrids: A Case study of the Ærø Island in Denmark. Paper presented at Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference 2020, Washington, United States.