Electrical load characteristics of domestic heat pumps and scope for demand side management
Domestic heat pumps are a key part of the UK Government’s decarbonisation strategy and are expected to form a substantial part of national electrical demand by 2050. This paper reports on the practical performance and electrical load characteristics of a group of ten heat pumps over an annual cycle. The variation of electrical load with ambient temperature and domestic hot water usage is explored and useful opportunities for demand side management are identified
Citation:Boait, P. and Stafford, A. (2011) Electrical load characteristics of domestic heat pumps and scope for demand side management. In: Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Electricity Distribution, June 2011. Paper 0125.
Research Group:Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development