Energy storage for offshore wind farms

D.A. Katsaprakakis     Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Heraklion, Greece


In this chapter the basic grid-scale storage technologies, capable of storing large amounts of electricity produced from offshore wind parks, are presented. These are the pumped storage systems (PSS) and the compressed air energy storage systems. Fundamental technical and economic features are presented, as well as the basic specifications of the already-constructed plants from both technologies in the world.

The chapter is completed with the presentation of two case studies of seawater PSS, of small and large size, cooperating with an onshore and an offshore wind park, respectively. Technical details regarding ...

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