This paper presents the results of Phase 2 of a project performed for the Israel Electric Corporation, Ltd. (IEC). The ultimate objective of the project is to develop the most cost-effective and technically feasible 300-MW CAES-plant concept with underground storage in an aquiferous reservoir. Three conceptually different turbomachinery trains and two underground-storage sites were analyzed. The project was executed in two distinct phases as follows: Phase 1 of the project included the integration and optimization of several CAES-plant concepts and served to identify the most attractive CAES turbomachinery train, including cycle parameters and configuration, and underground-storage site. Phase 2, the subject of this paper, includes conceptual engineering of the overall plant and the development of a budgetary cost estimate for the turn-key supply and construction of the plant.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering