On Friday, 1 July 2022, Prof. Inġ Tonio Sant gave a presentation at the University of Strathclyde, Henry Dyer Building, Glasgow. The presentation illustrated the integration of energy storage systems on a large-scale is becoming essential to mitigate intermittency issues in power supply from offshore wind farms. Storage systems are crucial in addressing the supply-demand mismatch in grids having a high penetration of renewables. This presentation will deal with an offshore Hydro-Pneumatic Energy Storage (HPES) concept tailor designed for the tough offshore environment. The system is designed to be integrated within the same marine space occupied by the wind farms, thereby avoiding additional spatial demands on land for storage infrastructure.
Prof. Inġ. Tonio Sant is a professor within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Malta. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the same University in 1999 and obtained his PhD in wind turbine aerodynamics from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands in 2007. His lecturing topics include Fluid Mechanics, Renewable Energy and Maritime Hydrodynamics. His research works in the marine sector cover offshore wind energy, simulation of the dynamic behaviour and loads on floating offshore structures and offshore-based energy storage.