This work package will forecast and intelligently manage demand side utility grid behaviour, leading to a significant reduction in peak loads, primary energy consumption and improved grid operation. A new characterisation methodology, enabling communication between each demand side instance (e.g. building, wastewater treatment plant) or aggregated entity (e.g. campus of buildings) and inter-connected utility networks will be developed, conveying quantitative data, including gas, water, electricity, heating and cooling metrics, energy footprint and CO2 emissions (DOE, 2013). New metrics, including building capacitance, temperature ramping rates, thermal lag and energy savings from harvested rainwater (Warren, 2014), will be defined, integrating end use entities with utility grids (Mancarella, 2013), enabling cohesive integration between commercial, residential (Li and Hong 2013 ; Gans et. al, 2013) and industrial demand side domains (O’Donnell, 2013). Frequency of data transfer is balanced against system needs, with statistical methods used to represent system behaviour. An analytical and modelling infrastructure will be created, leveraging new metrics, to communicate the demand side state in real time. Forecast models will optimise performance at the overall system level, enabling flexibility through virtual storage and demand response (Mahmoudi et. al., 2014). New ancillary services should reduce management workload associated with multiple demand side participants. Multi-utility consolidation can surpass current demand response and load shifting solutions that primarily focus on mitigating peak electrical loads.
Quantifying the scalability of reduced-order grey-box energy models for commercial building stock modelling
2021; eSIM 2021 conference on Building Data Meets a Global Pandemic, Canada; Mohammad Haris Shamsi
Investigating energy and operation flexibility of membrane bioreactors by using benchmark simulations
2021; Desalination and Water Treatment; Haolun Wu, Recep Kaan Dereli, Eoin Casey
Closing the gap between simulation and measured energy use in home archetypes
2020; Energy and Buildings; Paul Beagon, Fiona Boland, Mohammad Saffari
Feasibility analysis of community-based PV systems for residential districts: A comparison of on-site centralized and distributed PV installations
2020; Renewable Energy; Reihaneh Aghamolaei, Mohammad Haris Shamsi, James O’Donnell
Pre-pay metering – How Northern Ireland did it well
2019; 8th International Conference on Power Science and Engineering (ICPSE 2019), Ireland; Paul Beagon
Comparative Analysis of Machine Learning Algorithms for Building Archetypes Development in Urban Energy Modeling
2018; 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, United States of America; Usman Ali, Mohammad Haris Shamsi, James O'Donnell, Fawaz Alshehri and Eleni Mangina
An Intelligent Knowledge-based Energy Retrofits Recommendation System for Residential Building at an Urban Scale
2018; 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, United States of America; Usman Ali, Mohammad Haris Shamsi, James O'Donnell , Cathal Hoare and Eleni Mangina
A framework to assess the interoperability of commercial buildings at a district scale
2018; Building Simulation and Optimization BSO 2018, United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland); Shamsi, M.H., Ali, U., Alshehri, F. and O'Donnell, J.
GIS-Based Residential Building Energy Modeling at the District Scale
2018; Building Simulation and Optimization BSO 2018, United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland); Ali, U., Shamsi, M.H., Hoare, C. and O'Donnell, J.
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.
Insights Series Paper 6: Simulation and data-driven tools for buildings energy optimisation
2020; Insights Series; Mohammad Saffari et al