Conceptual engineering of a 300-MW CAES plant. Part 2: conceptual engineering and cost evaluation

M. Nakhamkin, M. Whims, D. Weiner, E. C. Swensen, P. Vadasz, P. Abitante, S. Brokman

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
StatePublished - 1991
EventInternational Power Generation Conference - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 6 1991Oct 10 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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