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Title:
THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE APPARATUS, CONTROLLERS AND THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE CONTROL METHODS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/047326
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Thermal energy storage apparatus, controllers and thermal energy storage control methods are described. According to one aspect, a thermal energy storage apparatus controller includes processing circuitry configured to access first information which is indicative of surpluses and deficiencies of electrical energy upon an electrical power system at a plurality of moments in time, access second information which is indicative of temperature of a thermal energy storage medium at a plurality of moments in time, and use the first and second information to control an amount of electrical energy which is utilized by a heating element to heat the thermal energy storage medium at a plurality of moments in time.

Inventors:
HAMMERSTROM, Donald, J. (906 Battelle Blvd, Richland, WA, 99354, US)
Application Number:
US2011/040393
Publication Date:
October 11, 2012
Filing Date:
June 14, 2011
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Assignee:
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Dept. K1-53, P.O. Box 999Richland, WA, 99352, US)
HAMMERSTROM, Donald, J. (906 Battelle Blvd, Richland, WA, 99354, US)
International Classes:
H02J3/28; H05B1/02
Foreign References:
EP2101051A12009-09-16
US20070132249A12007-06-14
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SHAURETTE, James, D. (Wells St. John P.S, 601 W. 1st Avenue Suite 130, Spokane WA, 99201-3828, US)
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