Central model predictive control of a group of domestic heat pumps, case study for a small district

Richard Pieter van Leeuwen, J. Fink, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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    Abstract

    In this paper we investigate optimal control of a group of heat pumps. Each heat pump provides space heating and domestic hot water to a single household. Besides a heat pump, each house has a buffer for domestic hot water and a floor heating system for space heating. The paper describes models and algorithms used for the prediction and planning steps in order to obtain a planning for the heat pumps. The optimization algorithm minimizes the maximum peak electricity demand of the district. Simulated results demonstrate the resulting aggregated electricity demand, the obtained thermal comfort and the state of charge of the domestic hot water storage for an example house. Our results show that a model predictive control outperforms conventional control of individual heat pumps based on feedback control principles.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS 2015)
    EditorsMarkus Helfert, Karl-Heinz Krempels, Brian Donnellan, Cornel Klein
    Place of PublicationPortugal
    PublisherINSTICC Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication
    Pages136-147
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-989-758-105-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, SMARTGREENS 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 20 May 201522 May 2015
    Conference number: 4

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherInsticc Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

    Conference

    Conference4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, SMARTGREENS 2015
    Abbreviated titleSMARTGREENS
    CountryPortugal
    CityLisbon
    Period20/05/1522/05/15

    Keywords

    • EWI-26525
    • Domestic Hot Water
    • Heat Pump
    • Smart Grid Control
    • METIS-315072
    • Optimization
    • IR-98558
    • Floor Heating
    • Model Predictive Control
    • Thermal Storage

    Cite this

    van Leeuwen, R. P., Fink, J., & Smit, G. J. M. (2015). Central model predictive control of a group of domestic heat pumps, case study for a small district. In M. Helfert, K-H. Krempels, B. Donnellan, & C. Klein (Eds.), 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS 2015) (pp. 136-147). Portugal: INSTICC Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication. https://doi.org/10.5220/0005434301360147