This 3.0 MG TES tank is designed to provide 26,200 ton-hrs of cooling capacity at a maximum chilled water flow rate of 8,300 gallons per minute. The TES system provides the facilities staff at UCF with the flexibility to operate their chilled water cooling system more cost effectively. This is accomplished by operating the chillers during off-peak periods instead of during the on-peak periods. By operating in this way, the peak electric load at the central plant is reduced by 3,000 kW and UCF will reduce their electric energy consumption as well as reduce energy costs. David Norvell estimates that the TES system will save them over $700,000 annually. In addition to the operational improvements, the tank appearance was enhanced using a combination faux brick and stucco column design so that the tank would blend in with the campus architecture.

Chilled Water Thermal Storage