Characterizing the energy flexibility of buildings and districts

Rune Grønborg Junker, Armin Ghasem Azar, Rui Amaral Lopes, Karen Byskov Lindberg, Glenn Reynders, Rishi Relan, Henrik Madsen

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Abstract

The sustainable transition to a fossil-free energy system with a high penetration of energy conversion technologies based on fluctuating renewable energy resources, like wind and solar, calls for a paradigm shift in power systems. Traditionally, the systems have been designed with centrally-situated large power generation operated to meet the demand. However, to support the transition to a renewable energy system a change is suggested, where demand is adjusted to the available generated power. Moreover, this modification moves towards a bi-directional decentralized system with smaller units and multiple prosumers. The use of model predictive control in buildings is seen as a strong opportunity to minimize costs, while still meeting the comfort requirements. This control can either be centralized or decentralized by each building owner, which is the focus of this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2020
PublisherTechnical University of Denmark
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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