Together with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the company has developed the Metasys® optimizing thermal storage controller which is an easy-to-use, advanced method to improve the performance of thermal storage systems while minimizing energy and demand costs, says the company. The controller features a patented control algorithm that handles load forecasting automatically. It predicts the daily cooling requirements of a facility in real time while adapting to seasonal and daily variations in demand without operator intervention, the company says.

Johnson Controls, Inc., P.O. Box 423, Milwaukee, WI 53201; 414-274-5622; 414-347-0221 (fax); (website).

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Publication date: 12/04/2000