1. Long Duration Meets Refrigeration: Managing Demand with Thermal Energy Storage

    Long Duration Meets Refrigeration: Managing Demand with Thermal Energy Storage

    This food supply sector, also referred to as the “cold chain,” is designated as critical infrastructure and is of vital importance—particularly during the type of public health emergency the world has faced over the past several months, and will continue to face until the pandemic is under control. Commercial and industrial (C&I) refrigerated facilities have the highest electricity demand per square foot of any industrial load. C&I refrigeration sites also consume more energy from the grid than any other usage category other than lighting. Significantly, energy often accounts for up to 70% of the total electric bill for C&I cold storage companies.

     

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