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


Experimental test on the performance of building and district algorithms to enhance penetration of renewables in residential districts

Jaume Salom, Paolo Taddeo, Lluc Canals Casals, Alba Colet, Ivan Bellanco, Cristina Corchero

Abstract: The objective of this work is to present the configuration of the energy management system acting at building and district level developed in the H2020 project SABINA. The solution is tested experimentally in real time in a semi-virtual environment under similar conditions to what could be found in a real district to validate its capabilities. System consists of two physically distant laboratories, which simulate two buildings of the same district with energy management algorithms acting at building level and an algorithm acting at district level as part of a Demand Aggregator. The SABINA solution consists on a central broker that gathers and stores the information from all the elements involved: the semivirtual buildings, the market interface, the weather forecast and the setpoints from the building algorithms and the district algorithm. The main novelty is associated to the presence of an experimental platform that allows testing building and district control strategies at the same time in a semi-virtual environment and in real time. The way that buildings algorithms and district algorithm communicate and exchange information is a key aspect to activate the energy flexibility in residential districts.
Pages: 178 - 185