Algorithms for balancing demand-side load and micro-generation in Islanded Operation

Albert Molderink, Vincent Bakker, Johann L. Hurink, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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Micro-generators are devices installed in houses pro- ducing electricity at kilowatt level. These appliances can increase energy ef��?ciency signi��?cantly, especially when their runtime is optimized. During power outages micro- generators can supply critical systems and decrease dis- comfort. In this paper a model of the domestic electricity infras- tructure of a house is derived and ��?rst versions of algo- rithms for load/generation balancing during a power cut are developed. In this context a microCHP device, produc- ing heat and electricity at the same time with a high ef��?- ciency, is used as micro-generator. The model and the algorithms are incorporated in a sim- ulator, which is used to study the effect of the algorithms for load/generation balancing. The results show that with some extra hardware all appliances in a house can be supplied, however not always at the preferred time.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the nineteenth international conference on systems engineering
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-3331-5
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2008
Event19th International Conference on Systems Engineering, ICSEng 2008 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 19 Aug 200821 Aug 2008
Conference number: 19

Publication series

PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press


Conference19th International Conference on Systems Engineering, ICSEng 2008
Abbreviated titleICSEng
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


  • IR-64959
  • METIS-251155
  • EWI-13388

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