Enabling Competing Energy Storage Technologies: Towards a Carbon-Neutral Power System
本期主题：Enabling Competing Energy Storage Technologies: Towards a Carbon-Neutral Power System
主讲人：Professor Aristides Kiprakis, Personal Chair of Agile Energy Systems, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
Energy storage technologies have a major part in the effort to decarbonise the energy system. Assessment of storage technologies at a macro-scale for grid integration, has often focused on singular technologies and neglected competition between them, thus leaving out of the optimization the decision of which energy storage to prioritize. In this talk we will present a systematic deployment analysis method that enables system-value evaluation in perfect competitive markets and demonstrate its application to 20 different energy storage technologies across 40 distinct scenarios for a representative future power system in Africa. The results of this work demonstrate the significant benefits of optimizing energy storage with competition compared to without (+10% cost savings) and highlight the relevance of several energy storage technologies in various scenarios. This work provides insights into the role of multi-technology energy storage in carbon-neutral power systems and informs future research and policy decisions.
Prof Kiprakis is an electrical power engineer by training, and holding the Personal Chair of Agile Energy Systems at the School of Engineering of the University of Edinburgh. He leads the Agile Energy Systems Research Group, conducting interdisciplinary research in the areas of renewable energy conversion and integration, smart grids, and robotics and smart materials for energy applications. His group currently comprises 9 Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers and has already graduated an additional 10 PhDs. Their research has generated ~100 peer-reviewed publications. He has participated as lead or co-investigator in 14 national and international research projects with a total budget of over £40 million. Further to his research, he is very active in consultancy and knowledge exchange, while he is also the School of Engineering Director for Internationalisation – Students, for the strategic development and delivery of the School's international academic partnerships. He is a Senior IEEE Member and a Member of the UK Institution for Engineering and Technology. He serves as Editorial Board Member in several journals including the IET Smart Grid, Springer Nature Carbon Neutrality and MDPI Energies.