The Impact on Wind Power Integration from Geothermal Absorption: Heat Pumps and Compression Heat Pumps

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Aalborg Municipality, Denmark is investigating ways of switching to 100 % renewable energy supply over the next 40 years. Analyses so far have demonstrated a potential for such a transition through energy savings, district heating (DH) and the use of locally available biomass, wind power and lowtemperature geothermal resources. The analyses have also demonstrated that the municipality will still rely heavily on surrounding areas for electric load balancing assistance. With a departure in a previously elaborated 100% renewable energy scenario, this paper investigates how absorption heat pumps (AHP) and compression heat pumps (HP) for the supply of DH impact the integration of wind power. Hourly scenarioanalyses made using the EnergyPLAN model reveal a boiler production and electricity excess which is higher with AHPs than with HPs whereas condensing mode power generation is increased by the application of HPs rather than AHP.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 International Conference on Clean and Green Energy
EditorsFeng Ying
PublisherIACSIT Press
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)9789810710552
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Clean and Green Energy 2012 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 Jan 20127 Jan 2012


ConferenceInternational Conference on Clean and Green Energy 2012
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
SeriesInternational Proceedings of Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering

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