Source: A Publication of the Maryland Power Plant Research Program
This report reviews 'policy and regulatory options for promoting energy storage and its benefits'.
An Energy Storage Overview - Learn types of energy storage in the market available to you
Costs and Benefits of Energy Storage - Learn trade-offs to consider
Status of Energy Storage in Maryland - Learn existing incentives you may qualify for
Energy Storage Policies and Initiatives in Other States for Comparison
Options and Discussions - Learn regulatory and rate design options so you know where Maryland is headed
This report highlights the better efficiency and lower costs of using thermal storage instead of electrical storage for thermal loads (P. 16, 45, 61).
The report goes on to include thermal storage as one for the four predominant method for grid-enabled energy storage (P. 32).
Baltimore's downtown corridor utilizes a central thermal system with four interconnected chillers providing off peak cooling for 50 customers, including the Baltimore Convention Center. The system covers 12 million sq ft of space (P. 66).
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