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Smart grid integration of an existing office building: modelling and simulation of adaptation strategies


Hilty, Lorenz; Bornhöft, Nikolaus A (2013). Smart grid integration of an existing office building: modelling and simulation of adaptation strategies. In: EnviroInfo 2013 – 27th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection, Hamburg, Deutschland, 2 September 2013 - 4 September 2013, 790-797.

Abstract

The development of smart grids makes possible the introduction of dynamic electricity rates, with prices changing each hour. Dynamic rates can reflect the temporal dependency of supply and demand for electrical power and network capacity, thus avoiding load peaks and promoting the use of fluctuating renewable energy sources. We present a simulation model that studies the electricity demand for heating and cooling modern office buildings in the context of dynamic electricity prices. The model permits the simulation of scenarios in which existing thermal energy reservoirs (warm and cold water tanks) are used for the smart grid integration by means of adapted control strategies. The adaptation to dynamic electricity rates – and thus indirectly to the fluctuating supply of wind and solar power – is achieved solely by changing the control of the existing infrastructure without changing the infrastructure itself.

Abstract

The development of smart grids makes possible the introduction of dynamic electricity rates, with prices changing each hour. Dynamic rates can reflect the temporal dependency of supply and demand for electrical power and network capacity, thus avoiding load peaks and promoting the use of fluctuating renewable energy sources. We present a simulation model that studies the electricity demand for heating and cooling modern office buildings in the context of dynamic electricity prices. The model permits the simulation of scenarios in which existing thermal energy reservoirs (warm and cold water tanks) are used for the smart grid integration by means of adapted control strategies. The adaptation to dynamic electricity rates – and thus indirectly to the fluctuating supply of wind and solar power – is achieved solely by changing the control of the existing infrastructure without changing the infrastructure itself.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:4 September 2013
Deposited On:15 Nov 2013 14:48
Last Modified:16 Feb 2018 18:22
Publisher:Shaker Verlag
ISSN:1616-0886
ISBN:978-3-8440-1676-5
OA Status:Closed
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:8350

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