The intermittency of renewable power generation systems on the low carbon electric grid can be alleviated by using nuclear systems as quasi-storage systems. Nuclear Air-Brayton Combined Cycle systems can produce and store hydrogen when electric generation is abundant and then burn the hydrogen by Co-Firing when generation is limited. The rated output of a nuclear plant can be augmented by several hundred per cent by Co-Firing. The incremental hydrogen to electricity efficiency can far exceed that of hydrogen in a stand-alone gas turbine.
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Fathi, N, McDaniel, P, Forsberg, C, & de Oliveira, C. "Nuclear Systems for a Low Carbon Electrical Grid." Proceedings of the 2016 24th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. June 26–30, 2016. V001T03A007. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE24-60128
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