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What type(s) of support schemes for storage in island power systems?

May 2012

9th Intl. Conf. on the European Energy Market

This presentation proposes a support mechanism for energy storage devices for island power systems where intermittent renewable generation is rapidly growing. We base our proposal on the maturity level of storage devices (Chen and al., 2009) and on the linear model for the development of innovations (Foxon et al., 2005). We focus on storage technologies that can be technically developed in island power systems and that achieve the technical needs of these systems. 

We conclude that the horizon when the power storage shall extend to prevent the development of intermittent renewable generation from being thwarted in these systems, a feed-in tariff with a price varying within the time of day must be put in place. This support scheme will focus particularly on battery technologies. Finally, in order to promote also the European domestic industry, the tariff should be designed to promote the adoption of lithium-ion- and nickel-based technologies

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