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Heat pumps to flexibilize the energy grid

Heat pump in combination with the PowerMatcherTM used by grid operator Stedin to flexibilize the energy grid. An article in Energeia, a Dutch digital information and service platform for the energy industry.

The value of the PowerMatcherTM proved itself with project Couperus in Ypenburg (near The Hague). By using the PowerMatcherTM as an operating system, the heat pumps of almost 3oo household of the Couperus building could be used to create energy grid flexibility. The main project objective was peak shaving, partly shift the peaks to other moments of the daytime. Heat pumps, combined with their buffer capacity turned out to be very useful.
The PowerMatcherTM is available as Open Source software.

Download here the complete article (Dutch). You can also download the factsheet (English), published by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.