The potential of energy flexibility of space heating and cooling in Portugal

Naim Majdalani, Daniel Aelenei, Rui Amaral Lopes, Carlos Augusto Santo Silva

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Abstract

This study assesses the potential of energy flexibility of space heating and cooling for a typical household under different geographical conditions in Portugal. The proposed approach modifies the demand through the optimization of the thermostat settings using a genetic algorithm to reduce either operational costs or interaction with the grid. The results show that the used energy flexibility indicator expresses the available potential and that flexibility depends on several factors, namely: i) thermal inertia of the archetypical household; ii) the time of use electricity tariffs; iii) users’ comfort boundaries; and iv) the geographical location of the houses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101086
JournalUtilities Policy
Volume66
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

Keywords

  • Demand response
  • Energy flexibility
  • Genetic algorithm
  • Thermal loads

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