Motivation

  Why energy storage system?
 
Store energy before electricity generation (Generator, collection, transmission etc. sized for demand (smaller))

Capture energy when demand is low, or beyond electrical system capability

Size components for mean power instead of peak power

Make more wind energy available (Wind gust (transient) and at night)

Focus on and take advantage of off-shore (Abundant wind, less sight impact, more unique challenges and opportunities)

 

Disciplines:

 

System and Controls

 

 

Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics

Machine Design