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Title: Electric power generating plant having direct coupled steam and compressed air cycles

Abstract

An electric power generating plant is provided with a Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) system which is directly coupled to the steam cycle of the generating plant. The CAES system is charged by the steam boiler during off peak hours, and drives a separate generator during peak load hours. The steam boiler load is thereby levelized throughout an operating day.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
OSTI Identifier:
864324
Patent Number(s):
4347706
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electric; power; generating; plant; direct; coupled; steam; compressed; air; cycles; provided; energy; storage; caes; directly; cycle; charged; boiler; peak; hours; drives; separate; generator; load; levelized; throughout; operating; generating plant; direct coupled; power generating; electric power; compressed air; energy storage; steam cycle; directly coupled; air energy; /60/290/

Citation Formats

Drost, Monte K. Electric power generating plant having direct coupled steam and compressed air cycles. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Drost, Monte K. Electric power generating plant having direct coupled steam and compressed air cycles. United States.
Drost, Monte K. Fri . "Electric power generating plant having direct coupled steam and compressed air cycles". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864324.
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title = {Electric power generating plant having direct coupled steam and compressed air cycles},
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abstractNote = {An electric power generating plant is provided with a Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) system which is directly coupled to the steam cycle of the generating plant. The CAES system is charged by the steam boiler during off peak hours, and drives a separate generator during peak load hours. The steam boiler load is thereby levelized throughout an operating day.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
}

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