Eolic and photovoltaic energy production are growing in the energy mix, expected to further intensify in line with decarbonization efforts. Considering the intrinsic characteristics of renewables being subject to weather variations and seasonal unpredictability, energy storage becomes fundamental.
In its last tech talk dedicated to energy transition applications, on Tuesday, March 28 at 9:00am CT, hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Tenaris experts will detail how oil country tubular goods (OCTG) solutions may enable safe and efficient energy storage through two main technologies: Hydrogen Underground Storage and Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES).
“Hydrogen is not the only energy storage system currently under development. Compressed Air Energy Storage is seen as an interesting alternative capable of storing energy produced by eolic or photovoltaic underground in order to compensate the underbalance with the electric grid demand. This relatively novel technology has been currently applied in some European projects and pose specific challenges for tubular solutions. Tenaris’s proven product portfolio has been fine tuned to support pioneering projects in these fields,” highlights Paolo Novelli, energy transition OCTG projects director.