An open source smart building energy management platform through VOLTTRON

Amin Mirakhorli, Bing Dong

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Buildings as one of the largest consumers of electricity in the grid have a large potential to participate in the grid operation. This paper represents a control and simulation test bed in VOLTTRON platform for building energy management. Several Control and simulation agents are designed for major consumers of electricity in buildings (Air conditioner, Electric Vehicle, Water Heater) considering grid signal, and occupant behavior. Simulator agents are capable of simulating multiple control scenarios simultaneously, and provide an estimation of different control performances using identified models in case of hardware implementation. Grid signal responsive controls, including model predictive control and transactional controls are implemented in control agents, and prediction from MPC is used to calculate future load of the building in a central management agent. Finally, performance and output of each controller, is visualized in a flexible graphical user interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2017
EditorsCharles S. Barnaby, Michael Wetter
PublisherInternational Building Performance Simulation Association
Pages759-766
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781510870673
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2017 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Aug 7 2017Aug 9 2017

Publication series

NameBuilding Simulation Conference Proceedings
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2522-2708

Conference

Conference15th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period8/7/178/9/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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