Thermal Simulation of Power-Controlled Micro-CHP Systems for Residential Buildings

Sebastian Stinner
Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate, E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Dirk Müller
Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate, E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp12076935

Ingår i: Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 76:97, s. 935-940

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Publicerad: 2012-11-19

ISBN: 978-91-7519-826-2

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Combined heat and power (CHP) plants are a well-known technology for industrial and district heating appliances. As those plants are often used to optimally satisfy thermal demands they are often run heat-controlled. The power generation profiles of those plants are badly predictable. Those badly predictable power generation profiles are fluctuating and central power plants have to work in the times when the heat-controlled plants do not run. Due to these circumstances it should be analysed to what extent a power-controlled operation can be applied. For this purpose a dynamic simulation of the whole system is necessary. This paper will present the possibilities of a dynamic simulation of a one-family-house with a power-controlled micro-CHP unit and a thermal storage.


combined heat and power; cogeneration; grid compatibility; power-controlled


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