RegGuheert wrote:But the fact of the matter is that a couple of days' worth of storage does not get you to: "the diesel engine plant will only operate in exceptional/emergency case," especially during the half of the year when there is insufficient wind to power the island. Half the year is not "exceptional" in anybody's book. It happens every year for half the year. In those months when there is less than 1/7 that amount available, two days of storage hardly makes any difference. How would you use it?
Two days storage should let the renewable fraction be near 100% for perhaps half of the year, and for that half of the year the diesel engine plant would operate rarely. From a controls and systems perspective, that is very interesting. System stability, automatic integration of weather forecasts into storage planning, and so on. Expect to learn something.
Too bad they are not talking about what they are learning.