Integration of Reversible Solid Oxide Cells with methane synthesis (ReSOC-MS) in grid stabilization

Chen Bin, Yashar S. Hajimolana*, Vikrant Venkataraman, Meng Ni, P. V. Aravind

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The power to gas process concept is promising for the next generation of grid electricity storage and stabilization technologies. The electricity-driven fuel production can be chosen to be the efficient energy carrier for excessive grid power. Here, a reversible solid oxide cells system integrated with methane synthesis (ReSOC-MS) is proposed for the grid stabilization application at MW class. Besides H2, CH4 can be inclusively synthesized at grid surplus conditions as a transportation friendly energy carrier. A control strategy is proposed for this combined system, based on the grid state and H2 tank state of the system for the normal SOFC mode and SOEC mode operating. Simulation results of these two modes operating demonstrate that the ReSOC-MS can achieve an 85.34% power to gas efficiency at SOEC mode and 46.95% gas to power efficiency at SOFC mode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2077-2084
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2018: Innovative Solutions for Energy Transitions - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 22 Aug 201825 Aug 2018
Conference number: 10


  • Dynamic simulation
  • Grid stabilization
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Methane synthesis
  • Power control strategy
  • Reversible solid oxide cell


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