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El almacenamiento de energía eléctrica/Storage of Electrical Energy

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    (Presidente de Red Eléctrica de España, ESPAÑA.)

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    El almacenamiento de electricidad constituye una potente herramienta para la operación del sistema a la hora de maximizar la integración en el sistema eléctrico de la generación procedente de energías renovables. En este artículo se repasan las principales tecnologías de almacenamiento disponibles, sus distintas funcionalidades dentro de la cadena de suministro eléctrico y en especial aquellas relacionadas con la operación del sistema. Finalmente se plantea la necesidad de abrir el debate sobre la regulación del almacenamiento y se aportan algunas consideraciones bajo el prisma de máxima seguridad y eficiencia para el conjunto del sistema. Electricity storage is a powerful tool for the system operation when maximizing the integration of renewable energy sources production into the power system. This article gives a review of the main available storage technologies as well as its different functionalities across the power supply chain, especially those linked with system operation. Finally the article discusses about the need to open a debate on storage regulation contributing with some remarks under the prism of maximum security of supply and efficiency for the whole system.

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    Article provided by Estudios de Economía Aplicada in its journal Estudios de Economía Aplicada.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2011)
    Issue (Month): (Agosto)
    Pages: 449-466

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