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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2010: 4th conference of IBPSA-USA


Proactive Energy Management for Next-Generation Building Systems

Victor M. Zavala, Jianhui Wang, Sven Leyffer, Emil M. Constantinescu, Mihai Anitescu, Guenter Conzelmann
Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S Cass Ave, Argonne, IL 60439

Abstract: We present a proactive energy management framework that integrates predictive dynamic building models and day-ahead forecasts of disturbances affecting efficiency and costs. This enables an efficient management of resources and an accurate prediction of the daily electricity demand profile. The strategy is based on the on-line solution of mixed-integer nonlinear programming problems. The framework is able to integrate forecasts of weather conditions, fuel prices, heat gains, and utility demands. We claim that a large adoption level of this proactive technology can improve the predictability of the overall electricity demand at high-level power grid operations.
Pages: 377 - 385