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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Intelligent Scheduling of a Grid-Connected Heat Pump in a Danish Detached House

Panagiota Gianniou1, Kyriaki Foteinaki1, Alfred Heller1, Carsten Rode1
1Department of Civil Engineering, DTU, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark Contact

Abstract: This study proposes a methodology for intelligent scheduling of a heat pump installed in a refurbished gridconnected detached house in Denmark. This scheduling is conducted through the coupling of a dynamic building simulation tool with an optimization tool. The optimization of the operation of the system is based on a price-signal considering a three-day period for different weather cases. The results show that the optimal scheduling of the system is successful in terms of reducing the peak load during times when electricity prices are high, thus achieving cost savings as well as maintaining good thermal comfort conditions. The proposed methodology bridges dynamic building modelling with optimization of real-time operation of HVAC systems offering a detailed model for building physics, especially regarding thermal mass and a stochastic price-based control.
Pages: 95 - 102