An electrical chiller is a simple variant of a heat pump and is modelled as such: electricity as input and cooling and waste heat as output. For the energy balance to hold, a waste heat export must be modelled.

Note that the waste heat can also be reused as the input of another technology.

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Set-up summary

Energy Carriers

Energy Demands

Imports

Exports

Supply technologies

Chiller

Electricity

 

X

 

(primary) Input

Waste heat

 

 

X

Output

Cooling 10-20°C

X

 

 

Primary Output

Set-up Implementation electrical chiller

When defining a heat pump in Sympheny, the following steps must be done:

  • Defining the energy carriers necessary (as displayed in the table under the ‘set-up summary’ section).

  • Defining the inputs (in this case, electricity) and the outputs (in this case waste heat) of the chiller within the imports & exports tab.