Optimal Design and Control of Cool Thermal Energy Storage as a Distributed Energy Resource
The electric grid of the future is envisioned to be a smart grid, where electricity ismanaged in coordinated manner between suppliers and users. To achieve this, a high level of electric demand flexibility must be integrated into our building infrastructure. In the U.S., 9% of all electricity generated is used to cool buildings, making this end-use an ideal target for active management through cool thermal energy storage (CTES) technologies. Historic uses for CTES are designed around central chilled water plants, but these systems cool less than 25% of U.S. commercial floorspace. Emerging ...
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