Scalable Control for Increased Flexibility in District Heating Networks

Project Details

Description

This project investigates the development and application of scalable control strategies to explore the flexibility of large scale district heating networks. In particular, we aim to leverage theoretical tools from the field of control theory with a specific focus on those developed for positive systems. The objective is improving the operation of district heating networks while taking into account their limited communication architecture and the need for scalability to large network structures. These control strategies will be employed in demand response and load control architectures that can allow heating networks explore increased flexibility through e.g. demand response and direct load control.
Short titleScalable District Heating Network Control
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2020/01/132024/12/31