Iowa Stored Energy Park
The Iowa Stored Energy Park (ISEP) will use the energy from a large
wind farmlocated in Iowa where there are good wind resources. This wind powerwill be used to store compressed air in an underground geologic structure. During peak power demands, the stored air will be released, mixed with a fuel and used to power combustion turbines that produce environmentally friendly and economical electricity. [http://www.isepa.com/about_isep.asp About the Iowa Stored Energy Park] ]
ISEP will utilize some of the latest innovations in the generation of electricity. Wind turbines, deep underground air storage, and efficient combustion turbines will be used to take the variability of wind and turn it into clean energy on demand. The project will enable utilities to add additional renewable energy to their power supplies.
Testing and analysis of the ability to store the air underground is being conducted at potential locations. When the results from the studies are completed, the project will move into the design phase, with construction to follow. It is anticipated the electricity produced will be available to utilities in 2011. [ [http://www.isepa.com/FAQs.asp#7 When will ISEP be built?] ]
With hundreds of millions of dollars invested in construction, the Iowa Stored Energy Park (ISEP) will provide significant economic benefits for the entire state of Iowa. ISEP is a joint project of municipal utilities in Iowa and several nearby states.
Wind power in the United States
Compressed air energy storage
Sandia National Labs
* [http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/news/story?id=47096 Iowa to Combine Wind Energy & CAES Technology]
* [http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/news/story?id=47917 Dispatchable Wind Technology Company Raises $5,000,000+]
* [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_41/b4053092.htm A group of Midwest utilities is building a plant that will store excess wind power underground] .
* [http://www.hvllc.com Haddington Ventures] .
* [http://www.hvllc.com/en/rel/?17 Norton Energy Storage] .
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