Cost Efficient Optimization Based Supervisory Controller for Supermarket Subsystems with Heat Recovery

Tomasz Minko, Rafal Wisniewski, Jan Dimon Bendtsen, Roozbeh Izadi-Zamanabadi

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In this paper, we present a simple modelling approach for a thermal system, which consists of heating, ventilation, air conditioning system (HVAC) and a vapor compression cycle (VCC) system, with one loop heat recovery. In addition a simple model for water tank is presented, in which the reclaimed heat is stored and/or which can be used for heating purposes of the building. We present a dynamic optimization algorithm that according to the received price signal, occupancy information and ambient temperature minimizes the operation cost of the whole system and distributes set points to local controllers of supermarkets subsystems. We find that when reliable information about the high price period is available, it is profitable to use the refrigeration system to generate heat during the low price period, store it and use it to substitute the conventional heater during the high price period.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Control Conference (ECC), 2015
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication date15 Jul 2015
Pages2321 - 2327
Article numberThC10.4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-9524269-3-7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2015
EventEuropean Control Conference - Linz, Austria
Duration: 15 Jul 201517 Jul 2015


ConferenceEuropean Control Conference


  • Optimization
  • Energy Systems
  • Supervisory Control

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