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Reference Number EP/L505900/1
Title Grid integration of multiple energy-storage flywheels
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 75%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr K Atallah
No email address given
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Sheffield
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 February 2014
End Date 31 January 2015
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £12,150
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr K Atallah , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield (100.000%)
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Abstract The focus of this competition is on integration of energy storage technologies into the energy system, and not ondeveloping the underlying technologies. The industrial partner Williams Grand Prix Engineering have already developed theunderlying technology behind the flywheel, and have a fully working product. The project is therefore aims to look at howmultiple flywheel units can be best integrated into the grid. This will include developing a control strategy for a multipleflywheel system in order to optimise efficiency, and life. Optimal arrangements of grid tie inverters (size and quantity) interms of efficiency and cost, will also be investigated for a wide range of power requirements, to further improve the complete energy-storage package
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