Testing and evaluation of a smart controller for reducing peak loads and return temperatures in district heating networks
This study presents the smart controller for district heating systems developed in the TEMPO project. It can reduce the daily heat load peaks and/or the return temperature, which both improve the operational efficiency and cost of the heat supply. The controller was tested in a network branch of an operational district heating network in Italy and analyzed the results.
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Authors: T. V. Oevelen (VITO – EnergyVille), T. Neven (VITO – EnergyVille), A. Brès (Austrian Institute of Technology), R.R. Schmidt (Austrian Institute of Technology), D. Vanhoudt (VITO – EnergyVille)