Energy Storage

Past Projects

Valuation of Thermal Energy Storage for Utility Grid Operators

Most air conditioning systems remove heat from a building at precisely the time that cooling is needed. Thermal energy storage (TES) systems operate like air conditioning systems except that they remove heat from an intermediate substance (e.g., water, ice or eutectic salt solutions) at a time when the building doesn’t actually need cooling. In this way, cooling is stored before it is needed, giving TES systems the ability to shift demand on the electric grid.