Simulating the effect on the energy efficiency of smart grid technologies

Albert Molderink, M.G.C. Bosman, Vincent Bakker, Johann L. Hurink, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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The awareness of the greenhousegas effect and rising energy prices lead to initiatives to improve energy ef��?ciency. These initiatives range from micro-generation, energy storage and ef��?cient appliances to controllers with optimization objectives. Although these technologies are promising, their introduction may rise further questions. The implementation of such initiatives may have a severe impact on the electricity infrastructure. If several of these initiatives are introduced in a combined way, it is dif��?cult to analyse their overall impact. In this paper a model is de��?ned and a developed simulator is described to analyse the impact of different combinations of micro-generators, energy buffers, appliances and control algorithms on the energy ef��?ciency, both within the house and on larger scale. The simulator is easily adaptable to new types of micro-generators, controllers and other supported devices. Simulation of two case studies with the simulator shows that the achieved results are promising.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-5770-0
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009
Event2009 Winter Simulation Conference - Austin, United States
Duration: 13 Dec 200916 Dec 2009

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PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press


Conference2009 Winter Simulation Conference
Abbreviated titleWSC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • METIS-264123
  • EWI-16453
  • IR-68390

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