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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Household Electricity Simulation: Demand, The Electricity Generation And Demand-Supply Control Methods

Takuya Fujimoto, Yohei Yamaguchi, Yoshiyuki Shimoda

Abstract: This paper describes a simulation of household electricity demand and an integrated system of photovoltaic and electric storage batteries. To realistically model the behaviour of the electricity demand, the simulation model stochastically estimates the behaviour of occupants. This paper describes a case study that evaluated the extent to which surplus electricity and fluctuations in the electricity load for the grid can be reduced by the following two methods: 1) shifting the operation hours of the heat-pump water heater from midnight to daytime and 2) utilizing storage batteries. Furthermore, how these methods alter the characteristics of the energy demand is discussed.
Pages: 996 - 1003