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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2022: 6th Conference of IBPSA-England


Optimization of an energy community in Switzerland

Michael Klaiber, Matthias Haase
Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

Abstract: In energy planning of districts, it is often unclear what energy supply options are available and what influence different technology options have, including demand reduction through energy renovation. Thus, the use of a simulation and optimization tools is explored in the planning process of a specific case study in Switzerland. Four different scenarios were developed and annual life cycle costs (LCC) as well as CO2 emissions, are proposed. The results of the respective scenarios are categorized and compared according to CO2 emissions and LCC. It becomes clear that for CO2 emissions, there is a large reduction potential (up to 90%) with different LCC.
Keywords: energy community, energy renovation, energy supply, case study