EUI2: Commercial/Institutional Buildings – Optimisation of Gas & Electricity Systems

Implementation of demand-side management in the building end-use sector can be achieved by different measures: building envelope retrofit, equipment efficiency improvements, system control optimisation and demand response schemes. Although there have been several successful roll-outs of demand response schemes in buildings to date, most have focused on the management of electrical end-use loads. Recently, there has been a recognition by energy policy makers for the need for better energy flexibility analysis methodologies in the building end-use sector, i.e., the ability to optimise electrical demand response measures in conjunction with other energy vectors (e.g., gas, district systems), hybrid energy conversion systems (e.g., combined heat and power (CHP), tri-generation, hybrid systems, etc.) and thermal storage.

 

​In particular, where multi-energy options are available and hybrid energy conversion systems are utilised, greater energy flexibility opportunities will exist, with an enhanced ability to shape the demand while also reducing user impac​t. The overall aim of this WP is to develop real-time flexibility and optimisation strategies for improved demand-side utilisation of integrated electricity, gas and district systems in commercial/institutional buildings.

 

Research Outputs

Conference  Aggregation of Energy Flexibility of Commercial Buildings
2018; eSIM 2018, IBPSA Canada, Canada; Kathirgamanathan, A., De Rosa, M., Mangina, E and  Finn, D. P.

Members


Dr Donal Finn
Funded Investigator, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, University College Dublin
donal.finn@ucd.ie
01 716 1947
Dr Damian Flynn
Funded Investigator, Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University College Dublin
damian.flynn@ucd.ie
01 716 1819
Dr James O'Donnell
Funded Investigator, Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, University College Dublin
james.odonnell@ucd.ie
+353 1 7161839
Dr Mattia De Rosa
Postdoc Researcher
mattia.derosa@ucd.ie
Anjukan Kathirgamanathan
PhD Researcher
anjukan.kathirgamanathan@ucdconnect.ie
Mohammad Saeed Misaghian
PhD Researcher
mohammadsaeed.misaghian@ucdconnect.ie