EURO2013

Optimal Underground Pumped Hydroelectric Storage Design

Contributed abstract in session TC-54: Mathematical Optimisation in Power Systems II, stream Energy, Environment and Climate.

Area: Energy, Environment and Climate

Tuesday, 12:30-14:00
Room: B14-1

Authors (first author is the speaker)

1. Amir José Daou Pulido
Chair of Energy Systems and Energy Economics, Ruhr - Universität Bochum
2. Hermann-Josef Wagner
Chair of Energy Systems and Energy Economics, Ruhr - Universität Bochum
3. Marco K. Koch
Chair of Energy Systems and Energy Economics, Ruhr - Universität Bochum

Abstract

Optimal design of utility scale energy storage systems has been strongly researched in the last decades. However, there are few studies addressing Underground Pumped Hydroelectric Storage (UPHS). In Germany, UPHS has become an interesting technology for both energy system flexibility and mining sector. We propose an optimization model for UPHS design, i.e., reservoirs, waterways and turbo machinery configuration. The model aims to find the UPHS design that maximizes long-term profit, given a certain power market development scenario.

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Status: accepted


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