Thermal storage in a heat pump heated living room floor for urban district power balancing - effects on thermal comfort, energy loss and costs for residents

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

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    Abstract

    For the Dutch smart grid demonstration project Meppelenergie, the effects of controlled thermal energy storage within the floor heating structure of a living room by a heat pump are investigated. Storage possibilities are constrained by room operative and floor temperatures. Simulations indicate limitations for floor heating storage due to absorption of solar energy within the house. To balance power for district renewable energy supply, substantial energy can be stored into the floor without violating comfort limits. Heat loss to the outside due to floor heating storage is small in case of low energy houses and can be financially compensated. This may result in a proposition for residents which is equivalent to heating without thermal storage for power balancing purposes.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationSMARTGREENS 2014 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems
    PublisherINSTICC Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication
    Pages43-50
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-989-758-025-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event3rd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems, SMARTGREENS 2014 - Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 3 Apr 20144 Apr 2014
    Conference number: 3

    Publication series

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

    Conference

    Conference3rd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems, SMARTGREENS 2014
    Abbreviated titleSMARTGREENS 2014
    CountrySpain
    CityBarcelona
    Period3/04/144/04/14

    Keywords

    • CAES-EEA: Efficient Embedded Architectures
    • METIS-309693
    • Smart Grid
    • Renewable Energy System
    • Peak Shaving
    • Thermal Activated Building Systems (TABS)
    • Thermal Comfort
    • Thermal Network Model
    • Thermal Storage
    • Power Balancing
    • Optimal Control
    • Floor Heating System
    • Demand Side Management
    • IR-93333
    • EWI-25371

    Cite this

    van Leeuwen, R. P., de Wit, J. B., Fink, J., & Smit, G. J. M. (2014). Thermal storage in a heat pump heated living room floor for urban district power balancing - effects on thermal comfort, energy loss and costs for residents. In SMARTGREENS 2014 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems (pp. 43-50). INSTICC Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication. https://doi.org/10.5220/0004916300430050