Optimizing the Performance of Ice-storage Systems in Electricity Load Management Through a Credit Mechanism: An Analytical Work for Jiangsu, China

Yafeng Han, Bo Shen, Huajin Hu, Fei Fan
2014 Energy Procedia  
Ice-storage air-conditioning is a technique that uses ice for thermal energy storage. Replacing existing air conditioning systems with ice storage has the advantage of shifting the load from on-peak times to off-peak times that often have excess generation. However, increasing the use of ice-storage faces significant challenges in China. One major barrier is the inefficiency in the current electricity tariff structure. There is a lack of effective incentive mechanism that induces ice-storage
more » ... uces ice-storage systems from achieving optimal load-shifting results. This study presents an analysis that compares the potential impacts of ice-storage systems on load-shifting under a new credit-based incentive scheme and the existing incentive arrangement in Jiangsu, China. The study indicates that by changing how ice-storage systems are incentivized in Jiangsu, load-shifting results can be improved.
doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.12.327 fatcat:4pq4wukmtnbc5lgtaxelxjvur4