Central Model Predictive Control of a Group of Domestic Heat Pumps - Case Study for a Small District

R. P. van Leeuwen, J. Fink, G. J. M. Smit


In this paper we investigate optimal control of a group of heat pumps. Each heat pump provides space heating and domestic hot water to a single household. Besides a heat pump, each house has a buffer for domestic hot water and a floor heating system for space heating. The paper describes models and algorithms used for the prediction and planning steps in order to obtain a planning for the heat pumps. The optimization algorithm minimizes the maximum peak electricity demand of the district. Simulated results demonstrate the resulting aggregated electricity demand, the obtained thermal comfort and the state of charge of the domestic hot water storage for an example house. Our results show that a model predictive control outperforms conventional control of individual heat pumps based on feedback control principles.


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van Leeuwen R., Fink J. and J. M. Smit G. (2015). Central Model Predictive Control of a Group of Domestic Heat Pumps - Case Study for a Small District . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS, ISBN 978-989-758-105-2, pages 136-147. DOI: 10.5220/0005434301360147

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author={R. P. van Leeuwen and J. Fink and G. J. M. Smit},
title={Central Model Predictive Control of a Group of Domestic Heat Pumps - Case Study for a Small District},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,
TI - Central Model Predictive Control of a Group of Domestic Heat Pumps - Case Study for a Small District
SN - 978-989-758-105-2
AU - van Leeuwen R.
AU - Fink J.
AU - J. M. Smit G.
PY - 2015
SP - 136
EP - 147
DO - 10.5220/0005434301360147