A Heuristic Approach to Control the Ecovat System

Gijs Jan Herman de Goeijen, Johann L. Hurink, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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Abstract

The Ecovat system is a seasonal thermal storage technology developed to supply the heat demand of a neighbourhood of houses throughout the entire year. It consists of a large subterranean water tank which is divided into a number of virtual segments which can be charged or discharged independently from each other. In this work, we present a fast heuristic approach to model and control the charging (store heat) and discharging (withdraw heat) of the Ecovat system. We compare the results obtained with this approach to results obtained with a previously developed integer linear programming model (ILP) of the Ecovat system, which is too slow to be used in practice. The heuristic is found to reduce the computational time from 12+ hours for the ILP model to one second and is thereby suitable to be used in practice. The price for this reduction is an average decrease in performance of 5.2% and a maximum observed decrease of 12.5%.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-4505-5
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Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2018
Event8th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe 2018 - Hotel Holiday, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 21 Oct 201825 Oct 2018
Conference number: 8
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Conference8th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe 2018
Abbreviated titleISGT Europe 2018
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
CitySarajevo
Period21/10/1825/10/18
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de Goeijen, G. J. H., Hurink, J. L., & Smit, G. J. M. (2018). A Heuristic Approach to Control the Ecovat System. In 2018 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe) IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGTEurope.2018.8571598
de Goeijen, Gijs Jan Herman ; Hurink, Johann L. ; Smit, Gerardus Johannes Maria. / A Heuristic Approach to Control the Ecovat System. 2018 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe). IEEE, 2018.
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A Heuristic Approach to Control the Ecovat System. / de Goeijen, Gijs Jan Herman; Hurink, Johann L.; Smit, Gerardus Johannes Maria.

2018 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe). IEEE, 2018.

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de Goeijen GJH, Hurink JL, Smit GJM. A Heuristic Approach to Control the Ecovat System. In 2018 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe). IEEE. 2018 https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGTEurope.2018.8571598