CASE STUDIES | ENERGY TOOLS + SOFTWARE
 

Imperial Irrigation District | Imperial, CA


Thermal Energy Storage (TES) Savings Tool
Development & Program Design

Situation:
Imperial Irrigation District (IID) is among the largest public utilities in California serving the Imperial and Coachella valley areas in the southeastern part of California. IID requested Lincus to develop a permanent load shift program to reduce its summer peaking load. Thermal Energy Storage (TES) was explored as one of the strategies within this program.

Solution:
Lincus developed a customized, interactive excel based engineering tool to analyze the installation of TES in 3 different, predominant market sectors (office, retail and restaurants) within the IID territory. The software tool had the following capabilities as well:

Apart from the energy and demand cost savings for the customer, the tool is also equipped with outputting the utility incentive (in $/kW) to force a 5-, 7- and 12-year payback periods.


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