Balancing Fluctuating Wind Energy with Fossil Power Stations: A Sustainable Solution

W. Leonhard and K. Müller (Germany)


Renewable energy, Fluctuations, Control power, Fossil generation


Wind energy, fed to the electrical grid to save resources and reduce emissions, needs control power for balancing fluctuations; this causes fuel losses in thermal power sta tions and limits the degree of energy substitution. Present plans for huge off-shore generation in Europe will intensify the problems. As a long term solution chemical energy storage could be desirable for decoupling supply and demand, also producing sustainable secondary fuel for stationary and mobile fuel cells.

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