Optimal control of CHP plant integrated with load management on HVAC system in microgrid

Haijie Qi, Hong Yue, Jiangfeng Zhang, Steve Lo

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Combined heat and power (CHP) is a typical community owned distributed generation solution in microgrid development. In this work, the ratio between the electricity output and the thermal output is controlled, along with the demand side load management, so as to minimize the overall microgrid operational cost. A model is established for the energy cost of a smart building system, which includes factors such as the real time electricity pricing, the capacity and constraints within CHP operation, the operating condition of heating, ventilation, and air - conditioning (HVAC), and the indoors air temperature of the smart building. Efficient CHP operation and HVAC load management under demand response (DR) are determined through optimization. A case study is carried out to examine the effectiveness of the proposed strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2019
EventThe 15th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Jul 201919 Jul 2019
Conference number: 15th


ConferenceThe 15th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation
Abbreviated titleIEEE ICCA 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • combined heat power (CHP)
  • heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC)
  • microgrid
  • optimization
  • demand response (DR)


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