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Title: Technology Performance Report: Duke Energy Notrees Wind Storage Demonstration Project

Abstract

Duke Energy Renewables owns and operates the Notrees Wind Farm in west Texas’s Ector and Winkler counties. The wind farm, which was commissioned in April 2009, has a total capacity of 152.6 MW generated by 55 Vestas V82 turbines, one Vestas 1-V90 experimental turbine, and 40 GE 1.5-MW turbines. The Vestas V82 turbines have a generating capacity of 1.65 MW each, the Vestas V90 turbine has a generating capacity of 1.86 MW, and the GE turbines have a generating capacity of 1.5 MW each. The objective of the Notrees Wind Storage Demonstration Project is to validate that energy storage increases the value and practical application of intermittent wind generation and is commercially viable at utility scale. The project incorporates both new and existing technologies and techniques to evaluate the performance and potential of wind energy storage. In addition, it could serve as a model for others to adopt and replicate. Wind power resources are expected to play a significant part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from electric power generation by 2030. However, the large variability and intermittent nature of wind presents a barrier to integrating it within electric markets, particularly when competing against conventional generation that is more reliable. Inmore » addition, wind power production often peaks at night or other times when demand and electricity prices are lowest. Energy storage systems can overcome those barriers and enable wind to become a valuable asset and equal competitor to conventional fossil fuel generation.« less

Authors:
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  1. Duke Energy Renewables, Charlotte, NC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Duke Energy Renewables, Charlotte, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind Energy Technologies Office (EE-4WE)
OSTI Identifier:
1369566
Report Number(s):
DE-OE0000195
DOE Contract Number:
OE0000195
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 17 WIND ENERGY

Citation Formats

Wehner, Jeff, Mohler, David, Gibson, Stuart, Clanin, Jason, Faris, Don, Hooker, Kevin, and Rowand, Michael. Technology Performance Report: Duke Energy Notrees Wind Storage Demonstration Project. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1369566.
Wehner, Jeff, Mohler, David, Gibson, Stuart, Clanin, Jason, Faris, Don, Hooker, Kevin, & Rowand, Michael. Technology Performance Report: Duke Energy Notrees Wind Storage Demonstration Project. United States. doi:10.2172/1369566.
Wehner, Jeff, Mohler, David, Gibson, Stuart, Clanin, Jason, Faris, Don, Hooker, Kevin, and Rowand, Michael. Sun . "Technology Performance Report: Duke Energy Notrees Wind Storage Demonstration Project". United States. doi:10.2172/1369566. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1369566.
@article{osti_1369566,
title = {Technology Performance Report: Duke Energy Notrees Wind Storage Demonstration Project},
author = {Wehner, Jeff and Mohler, David and Gibson, Stuart and Clanin, Jason and Faris, Don and Hooker, Kevin and Rowand, Michael},
abstractNote = {Duke Energy Renewables owns and operates the Notrees Wind Farm in west Texas’s Ector and Winkler counties. The wind farm, which was commissioned in April 2009, has a total capacity of 152.6 MW generated by 55 Vestas V82 turbines, one Vestas 1-V90 experimental turbine, and 40 GE 1.5-MW turbines. The Vestas V82 turbines have a generating capacity of 1.65 MW each, the Vestas V90 turbine has a generating capacity of 1.86 MW, and the GE turbines have a generating capacity of 1.5 MW each. The objective of the Notrees Wind Storage Demonstration Project is to validate that energy storage increases the value and practical application of intermittent wind generation and is commercially viable at utility scale. The project incorporates both new and existing technologies and techniques to evaluate the performance and potential of wind energy storage. In addition, it could serve as a model for others to adopt and replicate. Wind power resources are expected to play a significant part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from electric power generation by 2030. However, the large variability and intermittent nature of wind presents a barrier to integrating it within electric markets, particularly when competing against conventional generation that is more reliable. In addition, wind power production often peaks at night or other times when demand and electricity prices are lowest. Energy storage systems can overcome those barriers and enable wind to become a valuable asset and equal competitor to conventional fossil fuel generation.},
doi = {10.2172/1369566},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Nov 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Sun Nov 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}

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