Optimal operation of a multi vector district energy system in the UK

Michele Tunzi, Miaomiao He, David Allinson, Kevin Lomas, Mark Gillott, Lucelia Taranto Rodrigues, Svend Svendsen, Charles Bradshaw-Smith, Nick Ebbs, John Lindup

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The large price drop in solar PV and electrical batteries offer new opportunities for optimizing district energy plants, but requires
a more complex daily operation of these plants. Solar PV production used locally by a ground source heat pump (GSHP) with a
minimal use of the national grid is one opportunity. Even if, for the benefit of the GSHP, the share of electricity for boosting the
temperatures of district heating water goes up when lowering forward temperatures in the network down to as low as 45 °C, the
overall operational income is improved.
Original languageEnglish
JournalHot Cool
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)13-16
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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