Reducing the carbon footprint of whisky production through the use of a battery and heat storage alongside renewable generation

Wolf-Gerrit Früh, Jamie Hillis, Sandy Gataora, Dawn Maskell

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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of providing a typical distillery with low carbon energy through the combination of local wind energy, solar PV, electricity storage and heat storage. The aim of this is to increase the sustainability of the energy-intensive whisky industry. Using hourly local renewable resource data and typical distillery consumption information, the local energy generation is balanced against the demand at the time of use. This followed by load shifting using a battery and heat storage. Results show that significant carbon savings can be achieved by a carefully designed portfolio of hybrid generation, battery storage and heat storage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-434
Number of pages6
JournalRenewable Energy and Power Quality Journal
Volume19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Heat storage
  • Hybrid System
  • Solar PV
  • Wind Energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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