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A more realistic heat pump control approach by application of an integrated two-part control

  • Heat pumps are a vital element for reaching the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets in the heating sector, but their system integration requires smart control approaches. In this paper, we first offer a comprehensive literature review and definition of the term control for the described context. Additionally, we present a control approach, which consists of an optimal scheduling module coupled with a detailed energy system simulation module. The aim of this integrated two part control approach is to improve the performance of an energy system equipped with a heat pump, while recognizing the technical boundaries of the energy system in full detail. By applying this control to a typical family household situation, we illustrate that this integrated approach results in a more realistic heat pump operation and thus a more realistic assessment of the control performance, while still achieving lower operational costs.

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Name:Kemmler, Thomas; Thomas, Bernd
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:rt2-opus4-27170
DOI:https://doi.org/10.3390/en13112752
ISSN:1996-1073
Erschienen in:Energies : open-access journal of related scientific research, technology development and studies in policy and management
Publisher:MDPI
Place of publication:Basel
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Publication:2020
Tag:building energy system simulation; distributed energy systems; heat pump control; heat pump scheduling
Volume:13
Issue:11, Aufsatz 2752
Pagenumber:22
First Page:1
Last Page:22
Dewey Decimal Classification:620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und Maschinenbau
Open Access:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Creative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International