Distributed energy storage using domestic hot water tanks and a novel thermocline sensor

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TitleDistributed energy storage using domestic hot water tanks and a novel thermocline sensor
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsArmstrong, P, McCulloch, MD
Conference NameIEEE ISGT
Date Published10/2014
PublisherIEEE
Conference LocationIstanbul
Abstract

This paper presents a novel sensing arrangement which provides resolution of a hot water tank’s state of charge enabling effective demand side management. Experimental work demonstrates consistency with independent measurements made by arrays of temperature sensors to within 3% and 5% for energy storage potential and available hot water respectively. Different approaches to signal conditioning are explored and the implications for the wider power system are discussed