The effect of hot water use patterns on heating load and demand shifting opportunities

Nick Kelly, Aizaz Samuel, Paul Tuohy

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Abstract

Heating loads for modern houses are lower than older houses with a larger proportion used to service domestic hot water (DHW). Electric heating systems, e.g. air source heat pumps (ASHP) and underfloor heating, offer load shifting possibilities with solar thermal DHW systems providing further opportunities. Other dynamic effects such as heat loss from water tank and stochastic demand need to be considered too. Hence integrated dynamic simulation is adopted to look at building thermal interactions with explicit plant representation and linked network mass flow and power flow solutions. Stochastic DHW use patterns characteristic of the UK are investigated. Different time controlled heating profiles are simulated to investigate demand shifting. Findings show user behaviour strongly influences water heating requirements, solar DHW system effectiveness and consequentially load shifting potential.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference of IBPSA - Building Simulation 2015, BS 2015, Conference Proceedings
Place of Publication[Hyderabad]
Pages1298-1305
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2015
Event14th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2015 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 7 Dec 20159 Dec 2015

Conference

Conference14th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2015
CountryIndia
CityHyderabad
Period7/12/159/12/15

Keywords

  • demand side management
  • integrated simulation
  • load shifting
  • model calibration
  • Solar domestic hot water
  • Stochastic water use

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