Noda Intelligent Systems – stepping up smart heat networks technology

The Flexible Heat and Power project, FHP, is an EU-funded project will develop a Power-to-Heat and Cooling solution package through an easily accessible interface aimed at buildings and power grid actors. The purpose is to bridge the gap between thermal processes using electricity, such as heat pumps or cooling devices in supermarkets, and the overall power grid. FHP has the potential to provide increased thermal flexibility and to contribute to an increased share of renewables in the European power grids. NODA is one of the primary technology provides in the project, and FHP will be implemented within the NODA Smart Heat Grid ICT-platform.

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FHP will develop operational strategies based on power-to-heat solutions. Electric flexibility provided by DER (Distributed Energy Resources) will combined with thermal inertia –

  • shift electric load to those moments when the Renewable Energy Sources (RES) are producing more electricity than needed, specifically those related to heating or cooling.
  • support the technical constraints of the Distribution System Operator (DSO). For example by connecting heat pumps, it is possible to create large energy storage where electricity can be stored as heat utilizing the inertial properties of buildings.

Noda Intelligent System’s primary role in the project is to implement smart algorithms and platform functionality for a control system that automates the optimisation bridge between thermal processes and the power grid. The FHP infrastructure will be built on the existing NODA platform, Smart Heat Grid 

The FHP project aims the following results and impact:

  • Competitive products and services delivered to the market: Grid Flexible Heat Pump | Building level agent | Dynamic Coalition Management agent
  • Novel methodology that uses flexibility activations for real time voltage control based on a learned grid sensitivity model
  • Cost effectively conversion of excess of electricity to heat in order to avoid curtailment and to provide services to the grid
  • Contributing to integrate large share of renewables (more than 50% by 2030) in a stable and secure manner
  • Contribution to ongoing policy developments in the field of the design of the internal electricity market, of the retail market and ongoing discussions on self consumption.

This article was rewritten and originally published on the website of FHP, read more here.

Sweden is at the forefront of decentralised heat networks technology. Our aim for  “Heat Networks – Sustainability by Sweden” is to facilitate knowledge sharing between British and Swedish stakeholders and develop and encourage environmental and economic best practice.

To find out how we can help you and your organisation,  please  contact our London-based “Heat Networks” team. We can introduce you to leading consultants, suppliers of technology and services who will be pleased to share know-how of the development of heat network solutions.

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