Implementation of demand response strategies in a multi-purpose commercial building using a whole-building simulation model approach

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Title: Implementation of demand response strategies in a multi-purpose commercial building using a whole-building simulation model approach
Authors: Christantoni, Despoina
Oxizidis, Simeon
Flynn, Damian
Finn, Donal
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8079
Date: Nov-2016
Abstract: This paper exploits a whole-building energy simulation approach to develop and evaluate demand response strategies for commercial buildings. The research is motivated by the increasing penetration of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, which owing to their stochastic nature, means that enhanced integration of demand response measures in buildings is becoming more challenging and complex. Using EnergyPlus, a simulation model of a multi-purpose commercial building was developed and calibrated. Demand response strategies are evaluated for a number of building zones, which utilise different heating, cooling and ventilation equipment. The results show that for events of varying demand response durations, different strategies should be selected for each zone based on their thermal and usage profiles. Overall, a maximum reduction of 14.7% in electrical power demand was recorded when targeting a centralised chiller load, with smaller reductions for other decentralised building loads.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright (published version): 2016 Elsevier
Keywords: Commercial buildingsDemand responseVirtual testbed
DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.09.017
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection
ERC Research Collection
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection
Energy Institute Research Collection

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