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Using standby generators in support of an electricity network: logistics and experience

Daniels, L., Walton, P., Potter, B. and Coker, P. (2014) Using standby generators in support of an electricity network: logistics and experience. In: CIBSE Technical Symposium 2014, 3rd - 4th April 2014, Dublin Technical Institute, Dublin, Ireland.

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Electricity load shifting is becoming a big topic in the world of ‘green’ retail. Marks & Spencer (M&S) aim to become the world’s most sustainable retailer (1) and part of that commitment means contributing to the future electricity network. While intelligent operation of fridges and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are a wide area of research, standby generators should be considered too, as they are the most widely adopted form of distributed generation. In this paper, the experience of using standby generators in Northern Ireland to support the grid is shared and the logistics of future projects are discussed. Interactions with maintenance schedules, electricity costs, grid code, staffing and store opening times are discussed as well as the financial implications associated with running generators for grid support.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Centre for Technologies for Sustainable Built Environments (TSBE)
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Energy Research
Science > School of the Built Environment > Energy and Environmental Engineering group
ID Code:37697

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