Turbine inlet cooling with thermal energy storage (pages 151–161)
Wesley J. Cole, Joshua D. Rhodes, Kody M. Powell and Thomas F. Edgar
Version of Record online: 22 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/er.3014
This paper explores the effect of combining turbine inlet cooling with thermal energy storage to enhance the performance of a district energy system that includes a gas turbine for power generation. Application of multi-period optimization to this system brings significant operational cost savings, reducing net costs by up to 79%. The balance between energy and cost minimization is also investigated.