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2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA


Optimal Sizing of Integrated Community Energy Systems Considering Equity Constraints

Christoph Gehbauer, Yulun Wu, James Brown, Michael Sohn

Abstract: Integrated energy systems (IES) describe a holistic approach to finding coordinated energy and economic solutions. IES have the potential to mitigate inequities which can arise from grid, space, or economic limitations. This paper introduces a simulation environment to model IES and provides a parametric analysis of battery sizes through an optimal control strategy to assess the potential of IES. The electricity cost savings for controls integration through IES ranged up to 10.0 % on an annual basis and up to 23.5 % for certain periods. Equitable and economic access to green energy can be provided by sharing resources through IES.
Pages: 209 - 216