Large heat pumps | Heat concepts
The specialist for large-scale heat pumps joined Hamburg Institut’s heating team in 2021. His core topic is sustainable heating concepts for the integration of renewable energies, especially through the use of natural heat sources. The engineer has already gained several years of international experience through his doctorate in Denmark and as a postdoc in Estonia. During this time, he worked on various projects on the integration of heat sources and sinks in district heating and cooling networks using large-scale heat pumps. He sees these professional insights as inspiration for his work in Germany, where he wants to promote a sustainable and at the same time economical heat transition.
Before joining Hamburg Institut, Dr Henrik Pieper gained several years of international experience during his doctorate in Denmark and as a postdoc in Estonia. During his doctorate, Henrik Pieper developed a simulation model to optimally select different low-temperature heat sources and capacities of large heat pumps according to economic and ecological aspects for district heating and cooling networks. He also worked extensively on the simplified determination of the coefficient of performance (COP) during the annual operation of heat pumps using thermodynamic simulations. In Estonia, Henrik Pieper worked as a postdoc, among other things, on investigating the potential of large-scale heat pumps in the Baltic States. For this, he created a GIS map of existing district heating regions, industrial sites and natural heat sources and conducted a spatial analysis to identify the potential heat sources close to the district heating regions.
His consulting expertise:
- Large heat pumps
- Heat sources and sinks
- Thermodynamic simulations
- Energy system modelling and economic analysis
- Development of sustainable heating systems
- Transformation and feasibility studies