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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Operational optimization of actual energy systems by means of the energy hub theory

Enrico Fabrizio, Marco Filippi, Marco Torbino

Abstract: The “Energy Hub” is a modelling framework that can be used to design an energy system based on an optimization approach. In this paper, an upgrade of the energy hub called “Regulated Energy Hub” is presented and applied to a system that serves a large district heating network and which is based on biomass boilers and cogenerators. Operational constraints of the actual system and thermal storage can be taken into account and optimized. A calculation procedure able to take into account various operation strategies is particularly important in multi-source multi-product converters and in slow reaction times converters as biomass boilers.
Pages: 2793 - 2798