|Title:||Energy system optimization of urban districts: An analysis of energy computer tools with a focus on modeling combined heat and power plants, heat pumps and thermal storages|
|Categories:||Various COMPOSE studies|
|Publisher:||E.ON Energy Research Center Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate Mathieustraße 10, Germany-52074 Aachen|
|Publication date:||March 2014|
|Number of pages:||84|
Bachelor thesis: This thesis elaborates on the explanation, comparison and application of two energy computer tools, namely EnergyPLAN and COMPOSE. The tools are applied to one energy system that represents an urban district heating network with electricity and heat demands. Corresponding to the topic of distributed generation, the supplying devices of the system are chosen to be a combined heat and power plant, a heat pump and a heat storage. One objective is to investigate the potential of the system to balance incoming intermittent electricity and demands. Another objective is to improve the planning of the system regarding the capacities of the devices. An important part of this thesis is the analysis of the calculation of the models. The technical optimizations of the defined energy system are explained and evaluated in detail. Finally, the gained information is used to discuss the possible applications for each tool.