Sang, Z.; Huang, J.; He, J.; Fang, R.; Yan, J., and Lei, H., 2020. The integrated energy system with multiple resources integration in future distribution network of pelagic clustering islands. In: Yang, D.F. and Wang, H. (eds.), Recent Advances in Marine Geology and Environmental Oceanography. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 108, pp. 42–47. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
In the overall strategy of national security, the pelagic clustering islands have a special geostrategic significance as an important fulcrum and platform to safeguard national coastal defense and maritime rights and interests. Reliable energy supply is the artery of the development and construction of the pelagic clustering islands. Still, the current research is mostly aimed at the offshore islands, lacking relevant theories and methods for the pelagic clustering islands. Therefore, the current situation of the island grid research, with its limitations and defects when applied to the pelagic clustering islands, are inquired and analyzed in the paper firstly. Furthermore, an integrated energy system (IES) as a future distribution network of pelagic islands is proposed for the purpose of taking full advantage of the abundant renewable energy to optimize the configuration of multiple resources of the islands as a whole. The IES breaks the isolated development pattern of island grid, taking the islands as a whole, interconnected through the originality energy storage vessels (ESVs). Finally, the key technologies required to construct the IES of pelagic islands are summarized, and the design of ESVs as well as the case study are given in order to provide a reference for the development and construction of pelagic clustering islands in China.