Evaluation of frequency regulation provision by commercial building HVAC systems

Yang Liu, Nanpeng Yu, Jie Shi, Bing Dong, Wei Ren, Xiaohong Guan

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Abstract

This paper develops a two-step procedure for commercial buildings to optimize the frequency regulation service provision by leveraging the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Both day-ahead and real-time operations of the HVAC system are simulated by using a typical commercial building's model, the PJM market prices, and dynamic regulation signals. The simulation results show that it is beneficial for buildings to provide dynamic regulation services where the capacity reserved for regulation up and down are the same. The mean reverting characteristic of the dynamic regulation signal enables commercial buildings to increase regulation capacity with minimal impact on the comfort level of occupants. The proposed frequency regulation provisioning scheme yields a high performance score (>0.9). The simulation results also reveal that there exists a trade-off between frequency regulation performance and climate control performance of the building. Finally, the economic benefits of frequency regulation provisions of commercial buildings are analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages888-893
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509067800
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2017 - Xi'an, China
Duration: Aug 20 2017Aug 23 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
Volume2017-August
ISSN (Print)2161-8070
ISSN (Electronic)2161-8089

Conference

Conference13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2017
CountryChina
CityXi'an
Period8/20/178/23/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Liu, Y., Yu, N., Shi, J., Dong, B., Ren, W., & Guan, X. (2017). Evaluation of frequency regulation provision by commercial building HVAC systems. In 2017 13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2017 (pp. 888-893). (IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering; Vol. 2017-August). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/COASE.2017.8256215