Thermal energy storage is a method of setting aside excess energy for use at a later time when energy demand increases. These systems can help building owners and facilities managers reduce energy, water and maintenance costs—perhaps up to 30%. With predictable peak power, they also help utilities manage energy resources.
Electrification is already being used in small projects all over North America, replacing fossil-fuel energy sources with technologies running on electricity. This has the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and mitigate climate change, also known as decarbonization.
In this FAQ, Trane explains how integrating thermal energy storage with HVAC systems balances energy loads and allows for electrification.