Algorithms for balancing demand-side load and micro-generation in Islanded Operation


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Molderink, Albert and Bakker, Vincent and Hurink, Johann L. and Smit, Gerard J.M. (2008) Algorithms for balancing demand-side load and micro-generation in Islanded Operation. In: 19th International Conference on Systems Engineering, ICSENG '08, 19-21 August 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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Abstract: Micro-generators are devices installed in houses pro-
ducing electricity at kilowatt level. These appliances can
increase energy efficiency significantly, especially when
their runtime is optimized. During power outages micro-
generators can supply critical systems and decrease dis-
comfort.
In this paper a model of the domestic electricity infras-
tructure of a house is derived and first versions of algo-
rithms for load/generation balancing during a power cut
are developed. In this context a microCHP device, produc-
ing heat and electricity at the same time with a high effi-
ciency, is used as micro-generator.
The model and the algorithms are incorporated in a sim-
ulator, which is used to study the effect of the algorithms for
load/generation balancing. The results show that with some
extra hardware all appliances in a house can be supplied,
however not always at the preferred time.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright:© 2008 IEEE
Faculty:
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/64959
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSEng.2008.50
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