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District cooling system as a utility infrastructure business – Contractual obligations of the district cooling operator
Introduction The district cooling system, according to IDEA’s “District Cooling Best Practice Guide”, is a long-term utility service business. By their very nature, district cooling systems are often structured as utility infrastructure. In this article, we shall explore the key characteristics of district cooling that distinguish it as a utility infrastructure business, as well as…
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District Cooling Plant vs In-Building Chiller Plant: Understanding the Key Differences
Introduction The United Nations Environmental Program, in its publication titled “District Energy in Cities: Unlocking the Full Potential of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy”, stated that:• Cities account for over 70 percent of global energy use and 40 to 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.• Half of the cities’ energy consumption is for heating…
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What are the benefits of chilled water storage in district cooling?
Introduction Chilled Water Storage, being a form of sensible energy storage, utilizes a large insulated tank as a storage vessel for chilled water. In District Cooling Plants, Chilled Water Storage is used to store the excess chilled water generated by the chillers during periods of low cooling demand. During peak periods, when the cooling demand…
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District cooling improves the energy efficiency while reducing the carbon footprint of urban comfort cooling
District cooling has the potential to improve the energy efficiency while also lowering the carbon footprint of comfort cooling in urban areas. The following discussion demonstrates how district cooling technology can be used to achieve these two important objectives: How does district cooling improve the energy efficiency of cooling energy production? Due to economies of…
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Thermal Energy Storage Technologies used in District Cooling
Thermal Energy Storage Classification Thermal energy storage technologies commonly used in the district cooling industry can be classified according to the form of energy stored in the system. Cool energy can be stored either in the form of sensible heat or latent heat. Sensible Heat Storage In a sensible heat storage system, the energy is…
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