Optimizing the Facility Planning in BEMS Using HOMER for Expandable Micro-Grids Clusters

Shuhei Miyake, Jasada Kudtongngam, Kazuaki Iwamura, Yosuke Nakanishi

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Abstract

In recent years, the popularity of micro-grids has been growing with the rapid growth of renewable resources. In addition, a significant part of the energy globally consumed could be attributed to the building sector. Thus, to develop the expandable micro-grid clusters (EMGCs), the authors investigate optimal facility planning in the building energy management system (BEMS), which is one of the important component of EMGCs. To optimize the total facility cost of BEMS, the hybrid optimization of multiple energy resources, i.e., HOMER, a simulation tool developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is applied. A BEMS is simulated using photovoltaic generation, battery storage, a converter, and a load. The authors vary the eight types of battery capacity and investigate the correlation among the whole system for optimizing the facility configuration by minimizing the facility's lifecycle cost. The simulations reveal the optimal facility configuration that minimizes long-term costs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538682326
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2019 - Washington, United States
Duration: 2019 Feb 182019 Feb 21

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2019
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period19/2/1819/2/21

Keywords

  • Building Energy Management System
  • Clusters
  • HOMER
  • Micro-grid
  • Optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Strategy and Management

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