Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168455
Authors: 
Bloess, Andreas
Schill, Wolf-Peter
Zerrahn, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 1677
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
power-to-heat
renewable energy
decarbonization
heat pump
thermal energy storage
JEL: 
C61
D62
Q42
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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