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Demand Response Design of Domestic Heat Pumps

Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa, P.O. Box (21), Najaf Governorate, 54001 Al Najaf, Iraq
Received: 23 November 2017 / Revised: 14 December 2017 / Accepted: 19 December 2017 / Published: 23 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Challenges and Progress in Turbomachinery Design)
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This paper proposes an emergency-based demand response (DR) controller of domestic heat pump (DHP) units based on an estimated frequency of the UK electricity in 2035. The normal pattern of DHP demand is adjusted to maintain system frequency within its limit using a linear model of power and temperature inside low-carbon houses, while considering consumer comfort. Simulation results show that the proposed DR design of static/dynamic frequency-controlled DHPs will increase the amount of power reserve by 75% and the amount of electricity market by 70%, as compared to their values of the current frequency response by flexible loads. View Full-Text
Keywords: demand response; domestic heat pumps; frequency control by load management; frequency response demand response; domestic heat pumps; frequency control by load management; frequency response

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Al Essa, M.J.M. Demand Response Design of Domestic Heat Pumps. Designs 2018, 2, 1.

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