Scalable Control for Increased Flexibility in District Heating Networks

Project: Dissertation

Project Details


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
Effective start/end date2020/01/132024/12/31

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy