Power-To-Heat for Renewable Energy Integration: a Review of Technologies, Modeling Approaches, and Flexibility Potentials

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Andreas Bloess, Wolf-Peter Schill, Alexander Zerrahn

In: Applied Energy 212 (2018), S. 1611-1626


A flexible coupling of power and heat sectors can contribute to both renewable energy integration and decarbonization. We present a literature review of model-based 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 considering heat pumps and thermal storage. While numerical findings are idiosyncratic to specific assumptions, a synthesis of results 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.

Alexander Zerrahn

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung Energie, Verkehr, Umwelt

Wolf-Peter Schill

Stellvertretender Abteilungsleiter in der Abteilung Energie, Verkehr, Umwelt

JEL-Classification: C61;D62;Q42
Keywords: Power-to-heat, Renewable energy, Decarbonization, Heat pump, Thermal energy storage
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