The need for, and value of, Energy Storage (ES) has become apparent as the electricity grid uses increasing amounts of intermittent renewable generation resources. Various ES technologies are available and under development, each with very unique performance characteristics and costs. Many campuses are exploring and employing ES in various forms, including for example, batteries, Electric Vehicles (EVs), and cold (and hot) Thermal Energy Storage (TES).
The presentation will characterize and contrast different ES technologies using actual examples from university campus and other installations. In particular, campuses with District Energy networks have fertile opportunities to employ economically attractive ES in the form of cool TES (as ice, chilled water, or low temp fluid TES) and sometimes hot TES (as hot water TES).
John Andrepont, The Cool Solutions Company
24 Lyman Street, Suite 230
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone + (508) 366-9339
Fax + (508) 366-0019
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