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Optimized volatile wind power production

Project Leader
Wöß David, Project Leader
Innovationsscheck (FFG)
Type of Research
Applied Research
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Chemical and Energy Engineering (IVET)
Funded by
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
At present, wind power operators are faced with the challenge of operating older wind power plants economically without green electricity subsidies. The reason for this is the volatile wind power production, which is constantly increasing with the increasing spread of wind power generation. The more plants produce electricity at the same time, the lower the revenue of the older wind power plants, as they have to participate in the electricity market as normal participants.
Technologically, storage and sector coupling is currently seen as a promising measure to counteract volatile wind power production. Especially the stationary battery storage and hydrogen production for mobility applications are said to have a high potential.
The aim of the project is to calculate the possibilities for battery storage and hydrogen production (power to gas) for a past year on the basis of available real data. In the case of stationary battery storage, the possible integration on the spot market as well as the decentralized supply for mobility applications will be considered. In the field of hydrogen production, possible production volumes will be determined on the basis of the electrolysis technologies currently used, and decentralised supply for supply for mobility applications FC car/FC truck will be discussed.
Economic estimates can be made for the present case on the basis of data from the megaWatt Logistics project (lead project, Mobility of the Future, FFG No.: 867706).
The project will provide Windkraft Simonsfeld AG with an indication of which of the proposed measures are technically feasible and an economic estimate of the costs of a storage coupling. These values will then serve as a strategic decision as to which technology expansions are possible for the existing wind turbines.
Electric power engineering; Renewable energy;
renewable energys; storage; wind power;
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