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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.

 

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

Research Outputs


Conference

Feature Assessment in Data-driven Models for Unlocking Building Energy Flexibility

2019; 16th IBPSA International Conference & Exhibition Building Simulation 2019, Italy; Kathirgamanathan A, De Rosa M, Mangina E, Finn D.P

Conference

Quantification and characterization of energy flexibility in the residential building sector

2019; 16th IBPSA International Conference & Exhibition Building Simulation 2019, Italy; A. Bampoulas, M. Saffari, F. Pallonetto, M. de Rosa, E. Mangina, D. P. Finn

Journal

Mapping the energy flexibility potential of single buildings equipped with optimally-controlled heat pump, gas boilers and thermal storage

2019; Sustainable Cities and Society; D'Ettorre F, De Rosa M, Conti P, Testi D, Finn D

DOI

Conference

Multi-objective optimisation of an active distribution system using normalised normal constraint method

2019; IEEE PowerTech 2019, Italy; M. Saffari, M.S. Misaghian, M. Kia, V. Vahidinasab, D. Flynn, M. Lofti, M. Shafie-khah, J.P.S. Catalão

Conference

Energy assessment of hybrid heat pump systems as a retrofit measure in residential housing stock

2019; 13th REHVA World Congress CLIMA 2019, Romania; D. Keogh, M. Saffari, M. de Rosa, D. P. Finn

DOI | OA

Journal

Investment analysis of gas-turbine combined heat and power systems for commercial buildings under different climatic and market scenarios

2019; Energy Conversion and Management; M. Carragher, M. De Rosa, A. Kathirgamanathan, D.P. Finn

DOI

Journal

Flexibility assessment of a combined heat-power system (CHP) with energy storage under real-time energy price market framework

2018; Thermal Science and Engineering Progress; De Rosa, M., Carragher, M., Finn, D.P.

DOI

Conference

Unlocking Energy Flexibility in Commercial Buildings through Data-Driven Techniques

2018; Irish Postgraduate Research Conference, Ireland; Anjukan Kathirgamanathan, Donal Finn

Conference

Economic assessment of flexibility offered by an optimally controlled hybrid heat pump generator: a case study for residential building

2018; ATI 2018 - 73rd Conference of the Italian Thermal Machines Engineering Association, Italy; D'Ettorre F, de Rosa M, Conti P, Schito E, Testi D, Finn D.

DOI | OA

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.

OA

Conference

Next Generation Building and District Metrics to Enable Energy Systems Integration

2016; CLIMA 2016: 12th REHVA World Congress, Denmark; Beagon, P., Warren, J., Finn, D. and O'Donnell, J.

OA