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ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS - PROJECTS

ESS Project: Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES)

  •  Geological Performance for Natural Gas and Salt Reservoirs

    Description

    Develop an engineering and operational understanding of CAES performance for a reservoir; assess potential hazards of CAES in depleted natural gas reservoirs; and begin to determine effects of cyclic loading upon rock salt mechanical response.

    Dates

    Targeted Completion Date: 12/31/2011

    Deliverables

    Results will be published in a SAND report.

  •  Thermal-Mechanical-Hydrologic Response of Geological Formations

    Description

    Develop a fundamental understanding of the coupled Thermal-Mechanical-Hydrologic (TMH) response of geologic storage formations (salt caverns, depleted oil/gas reservoirs, aquifers) subjected to cyclic loading through an integrated analysis and experimental program. Various depths will be studied as will different degrees of cyclic loading.

    Dates

    Targeted Completion Date: 12/31/2011

    Deliverables

    Results will be published in a SAND report.