On the Optimal Energy Controls for Large Scale Residential Communities including Smart Homes

Huangjie Gong, Vandana Rallabandi, Michael L. McIntyre, Dan M. Ionel

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Abstract

Residences with smart home energy management (HEM) systems and solar generation are modifying domestic load profiles. Moreover, the growing penetration of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy brings the total net power demand further down as houses become local generators. High PV penetration introduces technical challenges for the power system including the duck curve. This paper proposes a co-simulation framework for high PV penetration smart energy communities which allows the simultaneous simulation of home energy consumption along with control algorithms for each house, as well as system power flow. Models are developed and presented for one of the largest rural field demonstrators for smart energy technologies comprising industrial, business, and 5, 000+ residences, located in Glasgow, KY, US. The objectives of the HEM system are to reduce the total energy consumption and peak demand by controlling the heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, water heaters, and batteries, so as to benefit both consumers and the utility. The advantages to the residential consumers include reduced electricity bills and the utility benefits from lower peak demand. Case studies are conducted for typical winter and summer days and simulation and experimental results are presented. The paper also includes long term load prediction for the utility considering different percentages of smart homes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019
Pages503-507
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728103952
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2019
Event11th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Sep 29 2019Oct 3 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019

Conference

Conference11th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period9/29/1910/3/19

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
  • Home Energy Management (HEM)
  • Home Energy Model
  • Power System
  • Smart Home

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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