There is a tremendous range of possible approaches and concepts for storing energy in electric utility systems. Of these, seven were selected for consideration in this article. These are hydro pumped storage, compressed-air storage, thermal storage, electrochemical (battery) storage, flywheel (inertial) storage, chemical (hydrogen) storage, and superconducting magnetic energy storage. The article reports on a study whose objectives included determining the amount and distribution of off-peak energy on a seasonal, weekly, and daily basis, estimating the amount of on-peak energy that could be supported by off-peak energy, determining duty cycles for energy-storage devices, and determining break-even costs for energy-storage devices so they can be compared economically. The relative attractiveness of various forms of energy storage are shown in a chart.

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  • Authors:
    • Casazza, J A
    • Schneider, T R
    • Sulzberger, V T
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 44-47
  • Serial:
    • IEEE Spectrum
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • ISSN: 0018-9235

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  • Accession Number: 00169996
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM