Conceptual framework for a multi-building peak load management system Publisher: IEEE Cite This

Authors: Xiangyu Zhang; Manisa Pipattanasomporn; Murat Kuzlu; Saifur Rahman
Publisher: 2016 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe)
Published on: 02/16/2017
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A building energy management (BEM) system serves as the key element of a smart building. It facilitates grid interaction and participation of a building in a demand response (DR) program. Typically, a BEM has been designed to manage loads in a single building. However, in reality, a number of adjacently located buildings can be owned by a single entity, like a campus. In this case, during DR events, instead of optimized control of loads in a single building, the coordinated control of loads in multiple buildings should be conducted to ensure the best operation condition for the entire facility. This paper proposes a conceptual framework to coordinate the operation of loads in multiple buildings, thereby reducing the peak demand of the entire facility during a DR event while minimizing occupant discomfort. Simulation results indicate that the proposed framework for coordinated control of multiple buildings results in less occupant discomfort than controlling loads in each building individually.

multi-building , demand response , peak load management , smart building