Power-to-Heat for Renewable Energy Integration: Technologies, Modeling Approaches, and Flexibility Potentials

Discussion Papers 1677, 53 S.

Andreas Bloess, Wolf-Peter Schill, Alexander Zerrahn

2017

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Published in: Applied Energy 212 (2018) 1611-1626

Abstract

Flexibly coupling power and heat sectors may contribute to both renewable energy integration and decarbonization. We present a literature review of modelbased analyses in this field, focusing on residential heating. We compare geographical and temporal research scopes and identify state-of-the-art analytical model formulations, particularly concerning heat pumps and thermal storage. While numerical findings are idiosyncratic to specific assumptions, a synthesis of results generally indicates that power-to-heat technologies can cost-effectively contribute to fossil fuel substitution, renewable integration, and decarbonization. Heat pumps and passive thermal storage emerge as particularly favorable options.

Wolf-Peter Schill

Deputy Head of Department in the Energy, Transportation, Environment Department



JEL-Classification: C61;D62;Q42
Keywords: Power-to-heat, renewable energy, decarbonization, heat pump, thermal energy storage
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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168455

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