Practical optimization of full thermal storage systems operation Conference Paper uri icon


  • A full thermal storage system eliminates chiller power during on-peak hours when it is operated as designed. It can also result in significant additional cost savings by decreasing off-peak demand under most utility rate structures that consider demand during the off-peak period. In this paper a method is developed to minimize the utility cost of a full thermal storage system. A case study serves as a demonstration of the method. The concept and approach described will produce similar positive results when applied to typical rate structures in a deregulated or restructured electric energy market.

published proceedings

  • ASHRAE Transactions

author list (cited authors)

  • Wei, G., Liu, M., Sakurai, Y., Claridge, D. E., & Dan Turner, W.

complete list of authors

  • Wei, G||Liu, M||Sakurai, Y||Claridge, DE||Dan Turner, W

publication date

  • January 2002