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Impact of Demand Response on the Optimal Design and Operation of an Energy Hub in a Residential Building


S. Kammerer

Semester Thesis, SS16 (10540)

This thesis demonstrates the impact of demand response on the design and operation of an energy hub installed in a residential building. The energy hub is optimized towards the yearly cost that the occupant of the mentioned building has to pay for its installation and operation. First, with a time horizon of one year and a one-minute time resolution the energy hub is optimally designed using monthly averaged data. To this end, a MILP model of an energy hub including electricity and gas grid import as well as PV, CHP, HW as energy conversion and storage units is developed. Its capacities are optimized towards yearly cost, once with the presence of demand response and once without. Second, the now fixed energy hub is simulated under optimal conditions for one year with oneminute time resolution, using a rolling time horizon of one day at each step. This optimization is also executed once with and once without demand response. The results show that the yearly share of the installation cost reveal an advantage of 5% per year over the case without demand response. The operation cost, namely the energy costs, decrease with the use of demand response by 10%, compared to the case without demand response.

Supervisors: Boran Morvaj (EMPA), Ralph Evins (EMPA), John Lygeros


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(13)Semester/Bachelor Thesis

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@PhdThesis { Xxx:2016:IFA_5452
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