Day-Ahead Scheduling of Electric Heat Pumps for Peak Shaving in Distribution Grids

Marco Pau*, Jochen Lorenz Cremer, Ferdinanda Ponci, Antonello Monti

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Abstract

In future electric distribution networks, demand flexibility offered by controllable loads will play a key role for the effective transition towards the smart grids. Electric heat pumps are flexible loads whose operation can be controlled, to some extent, to foster the efficient operation of the distribution grids. This paper presents an optimization algorithm that defines a smart day-ahead scheduling of electric heat pumps aimed at achieving power peak shaving in the distribution grid, while providing customers with the desired thermal comfort over the day. The proposed optimization relies upon a Mixed Integer Linear Programming approach and allows defining both the time schedule and the operating points of the heat pump, guaranteeing an energy efficient solution for the customers. Performed tests show the benefits achievable by means of the proposed optimal scheduling both at the distribution grid level and at the customer side, proving the goodness of the conceived solution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Cities, Green Technologies, and Intelligent Transport Systems - 6th International Conference, SMARTGREENS 2017, and 3rd International Conference, VEHITS 2017, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsCornel Klein, António Pascoal, Brian Donnellan, Oleg Gusikhin, Markus Helfert
PublisherSpringer
Pages27-51
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9783030029067
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, SMARTGREENS 2017 and 3rd International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems, VEHITS 2017 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 22 Apr 201724 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume921
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, SMARTGREENS 2017 and 3rd International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems, VEHITS 2017
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto
Period22/04/1724/04/17

Keywords

  • Demand Side Management
  • Electric heat pumps
  • Mixed integer linear programming
  • Optimal scheduling
  • Power peak shaving

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