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Transactive Control for Efficient Operation of Commercial Buildings

October 12, 2016

Authors: Sneharaj Ramdaspalli, Manisa Pipattanasomporn, Murat Kuzlu, Saifur Rahman

Conference2016 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), 9-12 Oct. 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Abstract: This paper describes the model development of a commercial building and investigates benefits of transactive control for efficient operation of buildings. The model of a DOE standard small office building is developed in GridLAB-D (an agent-based distribution system simulation environment) and validated with the model simulated in EnergyPlus. A passive transactive control strategy has been applied to estimate the peak demand reduction potential and energy savings of a building in a transactive energy market. This analysis forms an outline for efficient operation of commercial buildings by adopting market-based control strategies and lays a corner-stone for studying building-to-grid integration in a transactive control based network. In addition, this paper also describes limitations of the model and discusses the scope for future improvements.