Optimizing the energy exchange between the Smart Grid and Building Systems

Elena Mocanu*, Kennedy O. Aduda, Phuong H. Nguyen, Gert Boxem, Wim Zeiler, Madeleine Gibescu, Wil L. Kling

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Various Smart Grid (SG) technologies and concepts are currently under investigation, driven by the goals of energy transition policies towards future sustainable, reliable and affordable electricity supply systems. This paper presents an approach for modeling the interaction between the Smart Grid and Building Energy Management Systems (SG-BEMS), using Multi Agent Systems control. The interaction consists of three layers: the smart building, the neighborhood, and the distribution grid. It enables the continuous bidirectional flow of energy and information between SG and BEMS. The proposed framework combines optimization techniques inspired by dynamic game theory and stochastic optimization algorithms. The goal of the optimization is to increase the overall performance, while keeping a good level of comfort for people in the built environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 49th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781479965571
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event49th Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2014 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Duration: 2 Sep 20145 Sep 2014
Conference number: 49


Conference49th Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2014
Abbreviated titleUPEC 2014
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  • Building Energy Management System
  • Complex Network Optimization
  • Smart Grid


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