Resources

Presentation and Q & A session with Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer

Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA), Germany

Presentations

Technology Overview on Electricity Storage (PDF)

Energy Storage Options for a Renewable Power Supply System (PDF)



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Mark Ruffalo, known for his portrayal of Dr. Banner and the Incredible Hulk, spoke with Mark Jacobson of the Stanford Atmosphere/Energy Program and Marco Krapels of Rabobank about powering the world with wind, water and sunlight.



Stationary power comprises traditional uses of electricity as well as power for heating and cooling of residential and commercial buildings presently provided by non-renewables (such as oil and gas) and does not include power for transportation (e.g. cars, trucks, buses, trains, air travel), although some forms of transportation ought to be powered by electricity such as trains.) The target should include plans to electrify most modes of public transit

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Energy conservation is necessary to reduce our demand for stationary power. According to their study, Julian Allwood and colleagues at the University of Cambridge analysed the buildings, vehicles and industry around us and applied "best practice" efficiency changes to them. They concluded that simple changes like...

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IESO

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) balances the supply of and demand for electricity in Ontario and then directs its flow across the province's transmission lines. http://www.ieso.ca/

According to IESO, Ontario is a net exporter of energy:...

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Ontario plans to convert some of the coal burning units to produce 2 terrawatt hours (TWh) annually from biomass

Ontario energy consumption(2005)

These figures are from different sources and use different base years but they give an approximate idea of how much energy Ontario requires.

 
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Hydro-electric

Capacity (MW)

Status

Chaudière Grinder Sluiceway Generation

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In Service...

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Electric power may need to be stored when there is excess power available so that it can be released when needed. Stanislav Pejovic, in a recent seminar, proposed that we need as much storage capacity as the amount of intermittent renewables to provide for those days when there is no wind or sun. Although with widely distributed grids this is less likely to happen, it is certainly something to ponder.

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Professor Donald Sadoway, the inventor of a version of the liquid metal battery.

"Batteries are an attractive option for grid-scale energy storage applications because of their small footprint and flexible siting. A high-temperature (700 °C) magnesium–antimony (Mg||Sb) liquid metal battery comprising a negative...

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