Accurate Metering and Billing of Ambient Loop Systems
Ye, Z. and Kvist, J. (2022). Accurate Metering and Billing of Ambient Loop Systems . International Journal of Thermofluids. 16, p. 100239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijft.2022.100239
|Ye, Z. and Kvist, J.
In order to reduce the operational energy consumption in the heating and cooling of buildings, the building industry is exploring methods of combining district heating and cooling networks where tenants’ premises are equipped with individual water source heat pumps. This has the potential to create an ambient loop where tenants can exchange heat with each other, and a main source of heating or cooling can top up the energy demand of the loop. A challenge that arises in such a system is how the landlord can accurately bill tenants when energy is shared between tenants via the landlord’s services loop. This study takes a theoretical approach on one potential solution where the billing model is developed to use data from energy meters and electricity meters, analyze the operational modes of the components in the system and proportion the energy usage accordingly.
|Ambient Loop, Heat Pump, Metering, Billing
|International Journal of Thermofluids
|16, p. 100239
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
|Web address (URL)
|02 Nov 2022
|Publication process dates
|25 Oct 2022
|07 Nov 2022
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