Virtual Battery Principles
To display LoweConex automatically deploying remote Virtual Battery principles on a fully stocked commercial freezer
LoweConex rule-based logic and automation platform was used to automatically send changes to a Double Door Multideck Freezer in order to create an energy cost saving.
During normal operation, the compressor cycles on and off to achieve the required setpoint of the case, therefore keeping the product at the target value of -18 with a slight increase during defrosts.
The Virtual Battery Operation can be applied prior to when high energy demand peaks to avoid high energy penalties. The cost of the energy used to charge the battery is significantly lower than the cost of normal operation during the high energy cost period.
This principle can also be applied in reverse making use of a low-cost energy tariff period using energy when it is cheapest.