Electricity grids face compromised security and reliability as renewable energy penetration increases

Project Insights

  • €754,913

    Total Project Costs
  • 1 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2015

    Year Funded

Project Description

An innovative flywheel-battery proposal that presents a hybrid of two storage technologies that aims to exploit an existing market for grid system services. The project aims to exploit the high cycle capability of the flywheel and the long range of the battery and so present a novel approach to storage in order to prove that is a more effective method of facilitating additional wind generation on the Irish system. This involves testing the feasibility of a hybrid flywheel and battery to enable the RE plant to sustain its output.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €754,913

Funding Agency: SEAI

Year Funded: 2015

Lead Organisation: R&R Mechanical Ltd t/a RR Projects

Partner Organisation(s): N/A

Nigel Reams

Lead Researcher

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