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Volume 44, 201810th Conference on Interdisciplinary Problems in Environmental Protection and Engineering EKO-DOK 2018
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Use of pumped-storage hydroelectricity to compensate for the inherent and unavoidable variability of wind energy
AGH University, Department of Economics, Finance, and Environmental Management, 30-067 Cracow, Poland
2 AGH University, Department of Engineering Management, 30-067 Cracow, Poland
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
This study investigates the benefits of using pumped-storage hydroelectricity (PSH) as an intermediary between wind turbines and power grid. The approach includes a simulation model and the development of PSH potential estimation. The system sizing was done based on 1985–2014. Potential sites for PSH plants were identified for two provinces of Northern Poland. According to the proposed mathematical model, a simulation of wind-powered PSH was performed for the year 2015. From the obtained results we find that the proposed power unit is capable of ensuring dispatchable energy generation.
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