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Title: Thermal energy storage apparatus, controllers and thermal energy storage control methods

Abstract

Thermal energy storage apparatus, controllers and thermal energy storage control methods are described. According to one aspect, a thermal energy storage apparatus controller includes processing circuitry configured to access first information which is indicative of surpluses and deficiencies of electrical energy upon an electrical power system at a plurality of moments in time, access second information which is indicative of temperature of a thermal energy storage medium at a plurality of moments in time, and use the first and second information to control an amount of electrical energy which is utilized by a heating element to heat the thermal energy storage medium at a plurality of moments in time.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1250434
Patent Number(s):
9,331,483
Application Number:
12/895,658
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Sep 30
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Citation Formats

Hammerstrom, Donald J. Thermal energy storage apparatus, controllers and thermal energy storage control methods. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Hammerstrom, Donald J. Thermal energy storage apparatus, controllers and thermal energy storage control methods. United States.
Hammerstrom, Donald J. Tue . "Thermal energy storage apparatus, controllers and thermal energy storage control methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1250434.
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abstractNote = {Thermal energy storage apparatus, controllers and thermal energy storage control methods are described. According to one aspect, a thermal energy storage apparatus controller includes processing circuitry configured to access first information which is indicative of surpluses and deficiencies of electrical energy upon an electrical power system at a plurality of moments in time, access second information which is indicative of temperature of a thermal energy storage medium at a plurality of moments in time, and use the first and second information to control an amount of electrical energy which is utilized by a heating element to heat the thermal energy storage medium at a plurality of moments in time.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
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