Flexible Heat and Power, connecting heat and power networks by harnessing the complexity in distributed thermal flexibility
The goal of the FHP project is to prevent curtailment of renewable energy sources, e.g.wind turbines and photovoltaics by indirectly controlling power-to-heat systems. These systems provide the required flexibility to eliminate congestion and power quality problems.
Two pilot sites are part of the FHP project; the first one in Uden (NL) and the second one in Karlshamn (SE). While the site in the Netherlands demonstrates large, centralized storage systems, e.g. the Ecovat system, the site in Sweden focuses on small, distributed power-to-heat systems, i.e. heat pumps in buildings.
This newsletter introduces the pilot site in the Netherlands.