The Control Peaks (CTRL-Peaks) project aims to reduce peak load in Hamburg's district-heating system through adjustments on the customer side. To do this, intelligent heat consumers ('smart demand') are being tested in a field test and in simulations. The goal of the project is to support the climate goals through load reduction. At the same time, the project aims to examine how customer-side modification and development of heat-transfer stations could contribute to reducing inopportune peak loads in district heating systems.

The focus of the CTRL-Peaks project is the investigation of decentralised autonomous control-system concepts. The project will therefore examine which control-system adaptations or updates to the customer-steered heat transfer stations can make a reduction in peak load possible. One the one hand, the incoming signal for existing facilities will be modified; on the other hand, a novel control-system concept for newly connected facilities will be developed. The motivation behind the project is the decarbonisation of the heating supply.

A cooperation agreement is in place with Hamburger Energiewerke, the operator of the Hamburg district heating system.

In cooperation with
Hamburger Energiewerke
CC4E - Competence Center for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency