Economic evaluation of installation of standalone wind farm and Wind+CAES system for the new regulating tariffs for renewables in Egypt

Ramadan, Omar and Omer, Siddig and Ding, Yate and Jarimi, Hasila and Chen, Xiangjie and Riffat, Saffa (2018) Economic evaluation of installation of standalone wind farm and Wind+CAES system for the new regulating tariffs for renewables in Egypt. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress . ISSN 2451-9049

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Abstract

Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) is widely recognized as a viable solution for large-scale grid integrated renewable energy systems in terms of load levelling to solve/minimize the intermittency effect of renewable energy systems especially with increased penetration of renewables to the grid. This study assesses the economic value of adding compressed air energy storage (CAES) plant to a renewable energy system and how this impacts the overall financial appeal of the system at hand, taking Egyptian grid as a case in point. Numerical modelling using MATLAB was performed to analyse the benefits of adding a CAES system to planned wind farms in Egypt by 2020 for both load-levelling as well as optimizing economic benefit. The results show that the addition of a CAES system would increase the profitability for the new Tariff for wind systems set by the Egyptian government with a NPV of $306m compared to a NPV of $207m of a stand-alone wind system at the end of 25 years of operation. Also, the economic benefits increase if the government provides subsidies for new installations of renewable energy systems, or by lowering the interest rates.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES), Economic Assessment, Energy Storage systems, Wind Energy, Large scale renewable energy
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Architecture and Built Environment
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2018.06.005
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 09:43
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2019 04:30
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/52410

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