High-Temperature Refrigerated Warehouse Operation under Real-Time Pricing of Electricity

by Nitin Magoo

Title: High-Temperature Refrigerated Warehouse Operation under Real-Time Pricing of Electricity

Author(s): Nitin Magoo

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Funded as part of an ASHRAE-funded research project (1154-RP), this report investigates the potential for using load-shifting in the operation of coolers under real-time pricing rate scenarios. An economic analysis is performed for three different utility rate structures and the results indicate that demand-shifting operating strategy can lead to savings, without adversely affecting the quality of the stored product. The actual value of savings and the percentage savings depend on the utility rate structure in force.