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Demand side management of the built environment for sustainable energy

Arteconi, Alessia, Brandoni, Caterina and Polonara, Fabio (2014) Demand side management of the built environment for sustainable energy. In: Energy Production and Management in the 21st Century, Ekaterinburg, Russia. WIT press. 12 pp. [Conference contribution]

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URL: http://library.witpress.com/pages/listpapers.asp?q_bid=636&q_subject=Sustainable%20Development

DOI: 10.2495/EQ140682

Abstract

The current electricity market, characterized by the increasing energy demand andgrowing penetration of renewable energies, presents a number of challenges to gridoperators and is moving toward the Smart Grid infrastructure, which includes the DemandSide 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.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
ID Code:29349
Deposited By: Dr Caterina Brandoni
Deposited On:15 May 2014 13:50
Last Modified:15 May 2014 13:50

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