WIT Press


Demand Side Management Of The Built Environment For Sustainable Energy

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EQ140682

Volume

190

Pages

12

Page Range

723 - 734

Published

2014

Size

376 kb

Author(s)

A. Arteconi, F. Polonara & C. Brandoni

Abstract

The current electricity market, characterized by the increasing energy demand and growing penetration of renewable energies, presents a number of challenges to grid operators and is moving toward the Smart Grid infrastructure, which includes the Demand Side Management (DSM) concept. Due to the energy consumption involved, an interesting and promising field of the application of DSM is the management of the electrically driven thermal systems in buildings. This study focuses on energy demand in buildings for heating and cooling produced by heat pumps (HP), which will hopefully have an increasing penetration in the field of room air-conditioning, given the potential improvement in energy efficiency. Moreover, heat pumps are seen as a promising technology for load management in the built environment, also coupled with Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems to shift electrical loads on the basis of grid request. The main purpose of this paper is to analyze the DSM potential of heating and cooling loads in residential buildings while using heat pumps. Different building characteristics, plant configurations and DSM strategies will be considered. Keywords: demand side management, heat pumps, thermal energy storage, load shifting, built environment.

Keywords

demand side management, heat pumps, thermal energy storage, loadshifting, built environment.