Public Content Library

Energy Storage: a Need for the Grid (and Microgrids); an Opportunity for District Energy

06-29-2017 20:33

Summary

Storage, part of most natural & man-made systems, is also useful for electric grids & microgrids, but is a technical and economic challenge.  Storage becomes more important with increased use of intermittent renewable power.  The pros & cons of various storage technologies are compared, showing that large-scale Thermal Energy Storage (TES) is attractive for multi-hour storage.  An actual District Energy example illustrates the economics of batteries versus Chilled Water (CHW) TES.  CHW TES is often the low capital cost option for multi-hour storage, but also for added CHW capacity.  TES also enhances the economics of complementary technologies such as CHP and renewable cooling.

Speaker

John Andrepont, The Cool Solutions Company



#ThermalEnergyStorage #ConferenceProceeding #AnnualConference #DemandResponse #EnergyEfficiency #2017 #Microgrids #Reliability #ChilledWater

Statistics
0 Favorited
3 Views
1 Files
0 Shares
59 Downloads

Tags and Keywords

Attachment(s)
pdf file
Energy Storage: A Need for the Grid (and Microgrids), An ...   1.12MB   1 version
Uploaded - 06-29-2017
John Andrepont, The Cool Solutions Company