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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA

     

Modelling, Simulation and Control of Smart and Connected Communities

Zhaoxuan Li1, Ankur Pipri2, Bing Dong1, Nikolaos Gatsis2, Ahmad F. Taha2, Nanpeng Yu3
1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A
2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A
3Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, U.S.A


DOI: https://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2017.634
Abstract: This study attempts to establish the need for a framework to assess the impact of connected buildings in a smart community. The contribution is a software framework designed to optimize buildings and grids at a district level. The following research products are developed: (1) An innovative method to model a cluster of buildings—with people’s behavior embedded in the cluster’s dynamics— and their controls so that they can be integrated with grid operation and services; (2) a novel optimization framework to solve complex, centralized control problems for large-scale systems, leveraging convex programming approaches; and (3) a methodology to assess the impacts of connected buildings in terms of (a) the grid’s operational stability and safety and (b) buildings’ optimized energy consumption. To test the proposed framework, a large-scale simulation of a subtransmission network with three power generating stations and serving over 300 artificial buildings is conducted.
Pages: 2277 - 2286
Paper:
BS2017_634