31 August 2022

The role of Heat Pump Control in Decentralized Energy Flexibility Exploitation

Wide-scale adoption of heat pumps not only decarbonizes the heating and cooling sector but also increases the availability of energy flexible services. While new heat pump control strategies are investigated, the role of the implemented internal heat pump control by the manufacturer cannot be simply neglected, especially when third-parties want to directly control the heat pump. This article aims to summarize the effects of the internal heat pump control with the focus on energy flexibility provision while maintaining a system’s perspective on the energy flexibility trading in a peer-to-peer manner.