Journal article

A Joint Electrical and Thermodynamic Approach to HVAC Load Control

Javad Jazaeri, Tansu Alpcan, Robert L Gordon

IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers | Published : 2020


Building energy management (BEM) systems can shift the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) demand of buildings in summer using pre-cooling. The physical and operational constraints of buildings directly impact the operation of low voltage networks (LVNs). There is a gap in the literature on the extent of the electricity consumption and the voltage profiles of LVNs are influenced by different wall constructions of BEM-enabled buildings. In this paper, a joint electrical and thermodynamic model is used to control residential BEMs, taking into account the constraints of the LVN and the buildings. As a case study, the electricity demand of an IEEE LVN with 55 residential buildings ..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project under Grant DP140100819. The work of J. Jazaeri was supported by the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship from the Australian Commonwealth Government. The work of R. L. Gordon was supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering. Paper no. TSG-01190-2018.