Thermal Energy Storage in Microgrids

Modelling project


Bharat Solanki, William Mendieta, Walter Violante


A mathematical model of the electric thermal storage (ETS) system is developed and integrated into an energy management system (EMS) for isolated microgrids, in which the problem is divided into unit commitment and optimal power flow subproblems, to dispatch fossil-fuel-based generators, energy storage systems, and ETS charging. This model can encompass an entire micro-grid system.


government, utilities, industry, researchers

Key Inputs

wind, solar and load profiles, equipment type and operating costs

Key Outputs

equipment dispatch, operating costs, operating strategies

Registered developers

Claudio CañizaresUniversity of Waterloo