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Title: Optimizing the performance of Ice-storage Systems in Electricity Load Management through a credit mechanism. An analytical work for Jiangsu, China

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 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.
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Bruce Power, Ontario (Canada)
  3. Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States)
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energy Procedia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1876-6102
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 25 ENERGY STORAGE ice-storage air-conditioning; thermal energy storage; electricity credit; load management; demand response