Inauguration of Thermal Energy Storage System of capacity 775 TR HR in CESE building



IIT Kanpur is leading a joint Indo-US project called as UI-ASSIST on Smart Grid and Storage Technology funded by Department of Science and Technology through Indo US science and technology forum New Delhi. Under this project five demonstration pilots are being set up in rural, semi-urban and Urban/Institutional settings. As part of its urban pilot a 775 TR HR thermal energy storage system has been inaugurated today by Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur which is implemented in its Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering building. This technology is quite attractive in reducing the building air conditioning load and minimizing peak electricity demand in the system. The above thermal storage system utilizes a latest concept of use of phase change material with Brine solution as coolant which takes low cost energy during off peak period to achieve the coolant temperature up to -4 degree Celsius and supports the air conditioning load during peak period to the tune of 77.5 TR for 10 hours. This also results in significant energy saving that can be adopted in Smart City and data center applications. The project is lead by Prof. S. C. Srivastava, Prof. Santanu Mishra and Prof. Ankush Sharma from Electrical Engineering department of IIT Kanpur and primarily executed by Shri. Vinay Kumar Tiwari, Executive engineering IWD and Shri. Shiv Kumar Singh, Research Establishment Officer, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur with Kehems Technologies, Indore as service provider. Prof Sameer Khandekar from Mechanical Engineering Department has provided periodic guidance for the selection of the technology.

Publish Date: 05 Nov 2020

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