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Proceedings of eSim 2014: 8th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


Study of Electrical Heating Setpoint Modulation Strategies for Residential Demand Response

Michaël Fournier, Marie-Andrée Leduc

Abstract: In some northern regions, residential electrical heating accounts for an important share of the grid demand during peaking hours. This paper presents the use of building simulation to study the impact of multiple setpoint modulation strategies on the demand of a baseboard heated cottage during grid peak periods. The setpoint modulation is applied to selected rooms only. The impact of interzonal air transfer on the building's demand reduction potential was investigated through comparative experimental work and is found to be negligible when the outside air temperature is very low. Simulated strategies are compared over multiple indicators to assess their unitary demand reduction potential. The study emphasizes the importance of pre-programmed temperature setbacks on the heating demand reduction potential.
Pages: 831 - 844