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Behaviour Demand Response in District Heating—A Simulation-Based Assessment of Potential Energy Savings

People Behaviour & Technology Integration Group, Nimbus Research Centre, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork T12P928, Ireland
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Presented at the Sustainable Places 2019 (SP 2019), Cagliari, Italy, 5–7 June 2019.
Proceedings 2019, 20(1), 2;
Published: 19 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of Sustainable Places Conference)
Behaviour Demand Response (BDR) is an approach that enables the adaptation of operation of the district heating assets to dynamic market and capacity constraints by asking building occupants to participate and temporarily alter their demand profiles. In this paper we will present an explicit behavioural occupant model that considers motivational factors beyond financial incentives and that integrates with the district heating simulation model of the CIT Bishopstown campus, which has been used as a testbed for the E2District project. Both models have been calibrated to reflect the actual occupant population and energy consumption of the campus for the 2018/2019 heating period. This allows an accurate simulation-based assessment of potential energy savings through different dynamic behaviour demand response (BDR) triggers. We will show how a generic district simulation model can be integrated with the occupant behaviour model to quantify the potential additional energy savings that can be achieved through better demand-side management of the heating system.
Keywords: behaviour demand response; district heating behaviour demand response; district heating
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Beder, C.; Blanke, J.; Klepal, M. Behaviour Demand Response in District Heating—A Simulation-Based Assessment of Potential Energy Savings. Proceedings 2019, 20, 2.

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