Intelligent Control System for CHP-equipment in Smart-homes

Resource type
Conference
Author(s)
Sebastian Grässle and Birger Becker and Thomas Knapp and Florian Allerding and Hartmut Schmeck and Andreas Wagner
Year
2011
Month
April
Publisher
MICRoGEN'II
Address
Glasgow
Book title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Microgeneration and Related Technologies
Type
Inproceedings
Abstract
Micro-CHP units can cover the growing demand for flexible power generation to a large extent and increase the efficiency of energy production [OOR08]. However, most of the current systems are controlled either by the local demand for heat or for electrical power in the associated building. The combination of these two strategies opens up additional potential for micro-CHPs by integrating electric storages (e.g. batteries of electric vehicles) and thermal storages. The paper will discuss the potential of integrat-ing intelligent control systems for micro-CHPs into the energy management system for smart-homes. The control will be based on information about the local current and predicted energy demand as well as on the demand of the whole energy grid. For the development of the control algorithms, a micro-CHP with a thermal storage has been in-tegrated into a simulation environment for smart-homes. The simulation environment is based on an Observer/Controller-architecture (O/C-architecture) derived from the field of organic computing.
Research focus
Energy Management
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