Simulation of the effect of introducing micro-generation, energy buffers and accompanied optimization algorithms on the energy efficiency

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

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The growing awareness of the greenhouse gas effect and rising energy prices lead to more and more initiatives to improve energy ef��?ciency. These initiatives range from micro-generation, local energy storage and more ef��?cient appliances to controllers with optimization objectives. However, the introduction of these initiatives might have a signi��?cant impact on the current electricity infrastructure. Furthermore, it is dif��?cult to analyse the succes on the energy ef��?ciency of the introduction of (combinations of) these initiatives. Therefore, a simulator is develloped 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 bigger scale. The simulator is easily adaptable for new types of micro-generators, controllers and other supported devices. First simulations with the simulator show that the results are correct and promising. However, especially the usage of resources during the simulation has to decrease.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems ans Signal Processing (ProRISC)
Place of PublicationUtrecht
PublisherTechnology Foundation
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-90-73461-56-7
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2008
Event19th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, ProRISC 2008 - Veldhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 27 Nov 200828 Nov 2008
Conference number: 19

Publication series

PublisherSTW Technology Foundation


Conference19th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, ProRISC 2008


  • EWI-13496
  • IR-62471
  • METIS-254892

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