Legal and regulatory issues affecting compressed air energy storage

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Several regulatory and legal issues that can potentially affect implementation of a compressed air energy storage (CAES) system are discussed. This technology involves the compression of air using base load electric power for storage in an underground storage medium. The air is subsequently released and allowed to pass through a turbine to generate electricity during periods of peak demand. The storage media considered most feasible are a mined hard rock cavern, a solution-mined cavern in a salt deposit, and a porous geologic formation (normally an aquifer) of suitable structure. The issues are discussed in four categories: regulatory issues common to ... continued below

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Hendrickson, P.L. July 1, 1981.

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Several regulatory and legal issues that can potentially affect implementation of a compressed air energy storage (CAES) system are discussed. This technology involves the compression of air using base load electric power for storage in an underground storage medium. The air is subsequently released and allowed to pass through a turbine to generate electricity during periods of peak demand. The storage media considered most feasible are a mined hard rock cavern, a solution-mined cavern in a salt deposit, and a porous geologic formation (normally an aquifer) of suitable structure. The issues are discussed in four categories: regulatory issues common to most CAES facilities regardless of storage medium, regulatory issues applicable to particular CAES reservoir media, issues related to possible liability from CAES operations, and issues related to acquisition of appropriate property rights for CAES implementation. The focus is on selected federal regulation. Lesser attention is given to state and local regulation. (WHK)

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  • Other: DE81028263
  • Report No.: PNL-3862
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/6476098 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6476098
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1204645

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Hendrickson, P.L. Legal and regulatory issues affecting compressed air energy storage, report, July 1, 1981; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1204645/: accessed January 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.