Paper Conference

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Assessing Aggregated Impacts of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs): A Building Stock Model Approach

Dimitry Burdjalov, S. Michael Daukoru, Anthony Duer
Applied Energy Group (AEG), California, USA

Abstract: Current simulations of DER impacts rely on detailed power system models or optimization algorithms, with less emphasis on coupling aggregate impacts to building models. We demonstrate that a building stock model approach can be applied with free, publicly available tools to aggregate impacts of DER using physics-based building models while generating insights with the granularity of hourly building simulations. We have used BEopt (EnergyPlus) and SAM to simulate various PV and battery storage deployment scenarios with a building stock model approach for the Northwest U.S. This approach was used to assess both local and regional load impacts with site-level granularity (e.g. available regional demand reduction potential for DER and site-level battery performance).
Pages: 2137 - 2146