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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2020: Fifth Conference of IBPSA-England


Integration of Ensemble Models with Power Systems Optimisation – Detached Dwelling Case Study

Carlos Andrade-Cabrera, Ciara O’Dwyer, Donal P. Finn

Abstract: An integrated modelling framework has the capability to provide researchers with insights on the potential environmental and economic benefits of building-to-grid integration in a post-retrofit scenario. The current paper studies the cost-optimal integration of building envelope retrofits and power systems optimisation using Ensemble models representative of the existing (i.e., pre-1970) detached houses in Ireland. A simplified power systems model is introduced. The model is representative of future generation scenarios (2020, 2030 and 2050) of the electrical power system in Ireland. A previously introduced linear heuristic optimisation methodology is updated to account for multi-scenario power systems models. The paper shows that the decarbonisation targets of the detached house stock in Ireland are achievable using a combination of envelope retrofits and electrified space heating technologies. The paper also shows that the proposed methodology represents computational savings of 10.53x with respect of a brute force solution of the problem.
Pages: 56 - 63