Thermal Energy Storage for Cost-Effective Energy Management & CO2 Mitigation
Reduction of CO2 emissions and increases in energy efficiency are two important aspects of the ongoing energy transition in Europe and the rest of the world. Thermal energy storage is critical to reducing the energy end-use consumption in various applications. There is a large potential for TES technology to improve process efficiency, enable waste heat usage and reduce industrial energy consumption. Despite this potential, TES technologies are only being utilized in limited applications so far and remain relatively underutilized, especially on an industrial level. This presentation comprises an overview of the methodologies and results of the IEA ECES Annex 30. It details the developed methodologies, introduces benchmarks that characterize certain application fields, investigates technologies developed by the participants of Annex 30, and presents an analysis on four examined application fields: district heating, non-residential buildings, industrial processes and power plants.
Dr.-Ing. Dan Bauer is acting head of department Thermal Process Technology, manager of the research area Thermal Systems with Phase Change at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) as well as lecturer of energy technologies at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences. He has been working as a researcher in the field of sustainable energy systems and energy storage since 2005, including leading positions at the University of Stuttgart and its Research and Testing Center for Thermal Solar Systems.