Annexes

Thermal Energy Storage for Cost-Effective Energy Management & CO₂ Mitigation

  • Annex 30
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The main objective of Annex 30 is to encourage the implementation of thermal energy storage systems and evaluate their potential with respect to CO₂ mitigation and cost-effective thermal energy management. .

These overarching targets can be supported by the integration of thermal energy storage systems in order to

  • improve overall energy efficiency of the processes
  • increase process flexibility
  • increase utilization of renewable energy technologies (including solar thermal technologies as well as fluctuating power generation by PV and wind) and
  • boost energy system flexibility through peak shaving and demand response applications

Ultimately, Annex 30 will create a methodology for determining key performance indicators of thermal energy storage systems. This comprehensive approach will be focused on 4 sectors: industry, power plant applications, non-residential buildings and transport. The methodology will be applied to various case studies originating from demonstration projects where thermal energy storage systems are applied in a real environment. Industrial involvement is critical to this annex and the crucial goal of harmonizing research and industrial needs will be endeavored.

More information about this annex can be found on www.eces-a30.org.

Participants

Subtask Leaders

  • German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Germany
  • ZAE Bayern
  • Germany
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Japan
  • University of Lleida
  • Spain
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Sweden

Participants

  • Energyville (KU Leuven & VITO)
  • Belgium
  • Danish Technological Institute
  • Denmark
  • Technische Universität Chemnitz
  • Germany
  • Italian National Research Council (CNR-ITAE)
  • Italy
  • Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA)
  • France
  • University of Pau
  • France
  • Energy Research Center of the Netherlands
  • The Netherlands
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Sweden
  • Swedish Center for Shallow Geothermal Energy
  • Sweden
  • Çukurova University
  • Turkey
  • Swedish Center for Shallow Geothermal Energy
  • Sweden
  • Çukurova University
  • Turkey

Observers

  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • Austria
  • University of the Basque Country UPV-EHU
  • Spain

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