Comfort-constrained demand flexibility management for building aggregations using a decentralized approach

L.A. Hurtado, E. Mocanu, P.H. Nguyen, M. Gibescu, W.L. Kling

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Abstract

In the smart grid and smart city context, the energy end-user plays an active role in the operation of the power system. The rapid penetration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) requires a higher degree of flexibility on the demand side. As commercial and Industrial buildings (C&I) buildings represent a substantial aggregation of loads, the intertwined operation of the electric distribution network and the built environment is to large extent responsible for achieving energy efficiency and sustainability targets. However, the primary purpose of buildings is not grid support but rather ensuring the comfort and safety of its occupants. Therefore, the comfort level needs to be included as a constraint when assessing the flexibility potential of the built environment. This paper proposes a decentralized method for flexibility allocation among a set of buildings. The method uses concepts from non-cooperative game theory. Finally, two case of study are used to evaluate the performance of the decentralized algorithm, and compare it against a centralized option. It is shown that flexibility requests from the grid operator can be met without deteriorating the comfort levels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmartGreens 2015
Subtitle of host publication4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, 20-22 May 2015, Lisbon, Portugal : proceedings
EditorsM. Helfert, K.-H. Krempels, B. Donnellan, C. Klein
PublisherSCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications, Lda.
Pages157-166
ISBN (Print)978-989-758-105-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, SMARTGREENS 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 20 May 201522 May 2015
Conference number: 4

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, SMARTGREENS 2015
Abbreviated titleSMARTGREENS
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period20/05/1522/05/15

Keywords

  • Demand flexibility
  • Resource allocation
  • Demand side management
  • Building energy management system
  • Energy management

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