Nationwide evaluation of potential energy savings and payback of integrated building and battery energy storage system through model predictive controls

Hannah Fontenot, Bing Dong, Karen Aradillaz, Gabriela Pineda, Zhaoxuan Li, Tianhui Jiang

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Abstract

Building-integrated microgrids (BIMGs) are rising in popularity due to their flexibility in incorporating multiple distributed energy resources including renewable energy sources and battery energy storage systems (BESS) and their natural suitability for demand response. To date, there have been almost no studies about the effect of various climate, building type, and electricity prices on BESS's potential for peak load reduction and energy cost savings. In this study, all sixteen U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) commercial reference building types are simulated with weather data from eighty U.S. cities across all eight ASHRAE climate zones using model predictive control (MPC) algorithm and incorporating BESS and varying electricity price schemes for Intelligent Building to Battery (B2B) control. Results show that cities in colder climate zones can expect up to 3% greater cost and demand savings than in hotter climate zones; additionally, cities with time-of-use price scheme can expect up to 60% shorter payback period than those with tiered prices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication16th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2019
EditorsVincenzo Corrado, Enrico Fabrizio, Andrea Gasparella, Francesco Patuzzi
PublisherInternational Building Performance Simulation Association
Pages1659-1666
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781713809418
StatePublished - 2019
Event16th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2019 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Sep 2 2019Sep 4 2019

Publication series

NameBuilding Simulation Conference Proceedings
Volume3
ISSN (Print)2522-2708

Conference

Conference16th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2019
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period9/2/199/4/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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