Potential of Supermarket Refrigeration Systems for Grid Balancing by Demand Response
Paper i proceeding, 2019

The environmental goals of European Union demand a larger share of renewable energy sources for electrical

energy generation. With the increasing share of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, the utility

grids has an increasing need for energy storage and/or demand side management. With a high energy intensity

and a large thermal inertia, the refrigeration systems of supermarkets appear as an attractive actor for demand

response in such scenario. Theoretically they have the capability to absorb vast amounts of electrical energy

as stored compressor work, lowering the temperature of the food goods in the refrigerators. Alternatively

supermarkets have the capability of reducing their energy demand by allowing the food goods temperature

increase to its upper limit, reducing electrical power demand for the grid. This positioning paper will further

discuss the attractiveness as and feasibility to use supermarkets for electrical energy balancing by demand

response in a smart grid.

Demand Side Management

Energy Storage

Supermarket

Smart Grid

Demand Response

Författare

Tommie Månsson

Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Byggnadsteknologi

York Ostermeyer

Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Byggnadsteknologi

Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems

SmartGreens, 8th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems
Heraklion, Greece,

Supermarkets as thermal buffers for renewable electricity grids

Climate-KIC, 2013-10-01 -- 2018-09-30.

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Energisystem

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