Power-to-Heat for Renewable Energy Integration: Technologies, Modeling Approaches, and Flexibility Potentials
Wolf-Peter Schill () and
No 1677, Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin from DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research
Flexibly coupling power and heat sectors may contribute to both renewable energy integration and decarbonization. We present a literature review of modelbased analyses in this field, focusing on residential heating. We compare geographical and temporal research scopes and identify state-of-the-art analytical model formulations, particularly concerning heat pumps and thermal storage. While numerical findings are idiosyncratic to specific assumptions, a synthesis of results generally indicates that power-to-heat technologies can cost-effectively contribute to fossil fuel substitution, renewable integration, and decarbonization. Heat pumps and passive thermal storage emerge as particularly favorable options.
Keywords: Power-to-heat; renewable energy; decarbonization; heat pump; thermal energy storage (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C61 D62 Q42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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