IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/dui/wpaper/1709.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Modeling the Value of Flexible Heat Pumps

Author

Listed:
  • Bjoern Felten

    ()

  • Christoph Weber

    () (Chair for Management Sciences and Energy Economics, University of Duisburg-Essen (Campus Essen))

Abstract

Demand side management has been proposed as one means to improve integration of high shares of nondispatchable renewables-based electricity generation. Among other technologies, residential heat pumps are seen as suitable application for demand side management. Thus, we present a model of an air-water heat pump combined with a thermal energy storage. This heating system supplies heat to a floor-heated building. All subsystem dynamics (thermal energy storage, heating zone, water circuit of the floor heating, heated floor) are modeled in detail. That is dynamics are described by differential equations which are based on thermodynamic first principles. In terms of heat pump operation, we derive several model-predictive control strategies following different objectives. These strategies aim at the minimzation of electricity consumption, procurement prices or operational costs. The difference in operational costs of the flexible operation and of the non-optimized operation represents the value of this flexibility option. The model is designed to assess manifold technical set-ups and economic conditions and, thereby, lays the foundation for further detailed analyses.

Suggested Citation

  • Bjoern Felten & Christoph Weber, "undated". "Modeling the Value of Flexible Heat Pumps," EWL Working Papers 1709, University of Duisburg-Essen, Chair for Management Science and Energy Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:dui:wpaper:1709
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://www.wiwi.uni-due.de/fileadmin/fileupload/BWL-ENERGIE/Arbeitspapiere/RePEc/pdf/wp1709_ModelingTheValueOfFlexibleHeatPumps.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Fehrenbach, Daniel & Merkel, Erik & McKenna, Russell & Karl, Ute & Fichtner, Wolf, 2014. "On the economic potential for electric load management in the German residential heating sector – An optimising energy system model approach," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 71(C), pages 263-276.
    2. Gils, Hans Christian, 2014. "Assessment of the theoretical demand response potential in Europe," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 67(C), pages 1-18.
    3. Mathiesen, B.V. & Lund, H. & Connolly, D. & Wenzel, H. & Østergaard, P.A. & Möller, B. & Nielsen, S. & Ridjan, I. & Karnøe, P. & Sperling, K. & Hvelplund, F.K., 2015. "Smart Energy Systems for coherent 100% renewable energy and transport solutions," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 145(C), pages 139-154.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Heat Pump; Model-Predictive Control; Real-Time Pricing; Demand Side Management.;

    JEL classification:

    • Q41 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Demand and Supply; Prices
    • Q55 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Technological Innovation

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:dui:wpaper:1709. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Andreas Fritz). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/fwessde.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.