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Proceedings of uSim Conference 2020: 2nd uSim Conference of IBPSA-Scotland


Towards bottom-up modelling of the electricity demand of Huntly in 2030

Ryan Gilmour, Sebastian Michalski, Jim O’Donnell, Desen Kirli

Abstract: The Scottish Government has committed to a Just Transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland by 2045. This is expected to lead to an increase in electrical loads from domestic heating and Electric Vehicle charging. The Cloud ZUoS project aims to demonstrate a platform to support optimisation of electricity costs within a local system. The platform will monitor the energy use of domestic properties and light industrial sites in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, and control the primary electrical loads in participating properties. This paper uses whitebox modelling tools to infer simplified grey-box building models to create a bottom-up electricity distribution network model. A simulation architecture is presented which incorporates simplified models of building demand into a network simulation. The building model captures behaviour of key devices such as electric heating, microgeneration, behind-the-meter batteries and electric vehicle charging. The architecture supports the simulation of complex device control strategies which take inputs from the electrical network. The initial work on model evaluation, and the results of network simulations with uncoordinated device control and time-of-use strategies are presented.
Pages: 68 - 76