Industrial scale CTES cold thermal energy storage: Demonstrator in La Africana CSP power plant and evaluation of benefits - Solwaris project

Arnaud Bruch, Kumar Patchigolla, Faisal Asfand, Peter Turner, Luis Millán Monte, Sylvie Douard

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Abstract

A 1000 m3 prototype of cold Thermal Energy Storage cTES is currently under design to be installed on the condenser cooling circuit of La Africana CSP power plant in Spain. This high TRL prototype is a proof-of-concept of the cTES concept at large scale, in real environment and real operations. The design step is almost completed and the engineering step has already begun. Construction is planned to be performed in 2020 and commissioning may start at the end of 2020. In parallel, benefits of the integration of cTES as additional cooling system has been evaluated fir the specific case of La Africana power plant, for both electricity production and water consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSOLARPACES 2019
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems
EditorsChristoph Richter
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages9
Volume2303
ISBN (Electronic)9780735440371
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 1 Oct 20194 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2303
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference2019 International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems
Abbreviated titleSolarPACES 2019
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaegu
Period1/10/194/10/19

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