Controlling the heating mode of heat pumps with the TRIANA three step methodology

Hermen Toersche, Vincent Bakker, Albert Molderink, Stefan Nykamp, Johann L. Hurink, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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Heat pump based heating systems are increasingly becoming an economic and efficient alternative for domestic gas heating systems. Concentrations of heat pump installations do consume large amounts of electricity, causing significant grid distribution and stability issues when the diversity factor is low. In this work, the three step control methodology TRIANA is extended to support the control of a heat pump fleet in order to improve diversity. Simulations show that TRIANA can reduce the peak load by at least 25% and improve σ by 33% for a representative soil-water scenario. Mathematical optimization shows that further improvement is possible.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publication2012 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE Power & Energy Society
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-2158-8
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2012
Event2012 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT 2012 - Washington Marriott - Wardman Park, Washington, United States
Duration: 16 Jan 201220 Jan 2012

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PublisherIEEE Power & Energy Society


Conference2012 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT 2012
Abbreviated titleISGT
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • METIS-286307
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy management
  • Heat pumps
  • Heating
  • Computer Simulation
  • power system modeling
  • EWI-21731
  • hierarchical systems
  • geothermal energy
  • load management
  • IR-80032

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