Flexibility Characterisation from Thermal Inertia of Buildings at City Level: A Bottom-up Approach
Qiang Gao, Mathieu Demoulin, Han Wang, Shariq Riaz, Pierluigi Mancarella
2020 55TH INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES POWER ENGINEERING CONFERENCE (UPEC) | IEEE | Published : 2020
Demand response (DR) programs (such as peak shaving, load shifting, capacity management, etc.) are often viewed as a promising candidate to alleviate network congestion and delay assets investments. The natural thermal inertia of buildings and utilisation of energy-intensive thermostatic loads make them an ideal candidate for DR. The presented work first puts forward a bottom-up methodology to accurately model the temporal and spatial end-use energy consumption profiles (e.g. lighting, heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), and other appliances etc.) at a city level. This then serves as key information to systematically evaluate the flexibility potential from HVAC control of buildi..View full abstract
This work is supported by the Victorian government veski grant to carry out part of this research.