Operation of heat pumps for smart grid integrated buildings with thermal energy storage

C.J. Finck, R. Li, W. Zeiler

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A small scale office building consisting of radiant heating, a heat pump, and a water thermal energy storage tank is implemented in an optimal control framework. The optimal control aims to minimize operational electricity costs of the heat pump based on real-time power spot market prices. Optimal control and reference control are compared investigating the operation of heat pumps in a future scenario. Due to enforced implementation of renewable energy generation, future power grids will require optimal control, especially for heat pumps combined with thermal energy storage.
The results of the optimization show that in the future scenario, heat pumps need to operate with high frequencies of ON/OFF switching and should be able to operate efficiently at partial load.

Translated title of the contributionRegelen van warmtepompen voor met het Smart Grid geïntegreerde gebouwen met thermische energie opslag
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2017
Event12th IEA Heat Pump conference (HPC2017) - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 15 May 201718 May 2017
Conference number: 12


Conference12th IEA Heat Pump conference (HPC2017)
Abbreviated titleHPC2017
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Copyright onder verantwoordelijkheid van de auteur © 2017 Stichting HPC 2017.
Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of the organizers of the 12th IEA Heat Pump Conference 2017.


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