Deploying Thermal Energy Storage in C&I Applications: Real-World Performance Data
Thursday, October 22, 2020
3:00 PM – 3:20 PM EDT
There are thousands of existing cold storage facilities in the U.S. They have the highest electricity demand per cubic foot of any industrial load, and refrigeration is the third-highest energy-consuming category. Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems, with an LCOE of less than 2 cents per kWh, can store and discharge 300-500 kW or more for up to 13 hours per day in a single commercial or industrial frozen food storage facility. This session will discuss the performance data of a recent Viking Cold Solutions project, which involved installing 1.3 MW of TES systems across eight different frozen food warehouses ranging in size from 2,000 to 157,000 square feet. The projects, which were completed under Eversource Energy’s recent demand reduction program, manages peak load, boosts efficiency and provides enhanced resilience for its end-use customers.