EL GENEIDY, R.S. and HOWARD, B., 2019. Delivery of contracted energy flexibility from communities. Presented at the 16th IBPSA International Conference and Exhibition 2019, Rome, Italy, 2-4th Sept.
This paper contributes to existing research on energy flexibility by introducing centralised and decentralised model-predictive control (MPC) strategies
designed to deliver demand reductions over specific
time periods for demand response based on real-time
demand projections. The MPC strategies were evaluated with co-simulations of an English community
fitted with heat pumps over three afternoons in January, March and November with a demand response
event. Effects of dynamic and static electricity pricing on delivery of DR were analysed. In line with
previous findings factors like seasonality and pricing
were found to influence the flexibility potential of the
community. Operational differences found between
the centralised and decentralised MPC set-ups highlight importance of the control set-up for scalability
and delivery of flexibility.
This is a conference paper it is in closed access until it is published.
This research was made possible by Engineering and
Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) sup-
port for the London-Loughborough (LoLo) Centre
for Doctoral Research in Energy Demand (grant