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Heat Pumps and Demand Side Management for Renewable Energy Integration in Sustainable Communities

Brandoni, Caterina, Arteconi, Alessia, Ciriachi, Giovanni and Polonara, Fabio (2014) Heat Pumps and Demand Side Management for Renewable Energy Integration in Sustainable Communities. In: Green Energy for Sustainable Development (ICUE), 2014 International Conference and Utility Exhibition on Green Energy, Pattaya City, Thailand. IEEE. 7 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

The introduction of renewable energy is a key policy for sustainable communities. Some of them are variable energy resources (VERs) since their production varies over the time and are not easily and perfectly predictable. An increasing share of VERs can, indeed, badly impact on the electricity grid. The paper focuses on assessing the effect of introducing a high share of VERs production, taking as reference case a small-size sustainable community, located in Central Italy, which aims to reach, at least, a 30% CO2 emission reduction by 2025. Different energy scenarios have been considered on the basis of local energy policies defined by the Municipal Energy Plan, MEP. Demand Side Management (DSM) strategies related to the introduction of heat pumps (HP) systems powered by the excess derived from VERs, have been studied to reduce the impact into the power grid. In particular the performed analysis is aimed at finding the optimal configurations necessary to achieve thermal comfort in buildings where HP systems are introduced when Demand Side Management strategies are in action.

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 > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
Built Environment Research Institute
ID Code:29816
Deposited By: Dr Caterina Brandoni
Deposited On:24 Jul 2014 11:45
Last Modified:05 Mar 2015 10:58

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