How is a Thermal Microgrid different from Conventional District Energy?
District Energy typically requires generated high temperature fluid or steam from a central plant and delivers this heat energy through insulated pipes. Similar to the current electrical grid, the thermal energy generally only flows in one direction.
Thermal Microgrids provides optimized lower temperature thermal services through non-insulated pipes to a group of interconnected thermal energy loads. It can supply offsetting energy loads without returning to a central location. It can even use treated grey water to reduce potable water consumption in a conventional or smart microgrid environment.
It uses a Dynamic Energy System that operates primarily with rejected or waste heat and cold thermal energy which is sourced, managed and consumed locally to meet all the project’s requirements.
What is a Dynamic Energy System?
Dynamic Energy Systems allow unlimited flexibility collecting, storing, and delivering waste thermal energy, both hot and cold.
What Benefits to Dynamic Energy Systems?
Dynamic Energy Systems can work with and improve the value of technologies such as heat pumps, Combined Heat and Power cogeneration, solar thermal, Thermal Energy Exchange and Storage systems with Active Zone Geothermal borefields as part of the thermal Microgrid.