Johan Desmedt

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The work presented in this paper relates to a small scale district heating network heated by a gas fired CHP. In most common situations, such a CHP is heat driven operated, meaning that the CHP will switch on whenever heat is needed, while not taking into account the demand of electricity at that time. In this paper however, an active control strategy is(More)
Optimal control of thermostatically controlled loads connected to a district heating network is considered a sequential decision-making problem under uncertainty. The practicality of a direct model-based approach is compromised by two challenges, namely scalability due to the large dimensionality of the problem and the system identification required to(More)
This paper describes the progress of the STORM-project, a project started in March 2015. The objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate a generic district heating and cooling network controller. Generic in this sense means that the controller will be applicable to all generations of networks, including widely spread 3rd generation networks, but(More)
Flexibility of energy demand and sustainable energy storage systems are main challenges in future electricity and gas markets. A heat pump (HP) system is widely recognized as a key alternative for thermal energy production because of its outstanding energy efficiency, primary energy, environmental emission and integration in an active network. Nevertheless(More)
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