Co-scheduling of flexible energy loads in building clusters

Tianshu Wei, Qi Zhu

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Buildings account for nearly 40% of energy consumption in the United States. To improve energy efficiency and reduce peak demand, intelligent building management systems can be developed to manage the energy consumption of flexible loads such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system an electric vehicle (EV) charging, as well as the usage of energy storage systems such as batteries. In the case where a building cluster is managed by the same institution, coordinating the energy consumption behavior across multiple buildings can provide further benefits in energy efficiency. In this paper, we first invest gate an integrated co-scheduling scheme that uses a joint formulation to optimize the control of HVAC systems, EV charging a d battery storage in multiple buildings for reducing the overall energy cost. Then, we further explore a more efficient heuristic scheme where the shared battery storage and EV charging demand are assigned to each building for separate building-level scheduling. Our experiments demonstrate the effectiveness of our co-scheduling scheme and separate-scheduling heuristic in reducing energy cost for building clusters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISCAS 2016 - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages958-961
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479953400
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 29 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2016 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: May 22 2016May 25 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Volume2016-July
ISSN (Print)0271-4310

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2016
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period5/22/165/25/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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