Energy flexible buildings: An evaluation of definitions and quantification methodologies applied to thermal storage

Glenn Reynders*, Rui Amaral Lopes, Anna Marszal-Pomianowska, Daniel Aelenei, João Martins, Dirk Saelens

*Corresponding author

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Abstract

Highlights
•Common focus points in existing definitions of energy flexible buildings have been identified.
•Quantification methods for the prediction of the available energy flexibility of buildings are reviewed.
•Comparison of methods on a thermal case study shows significant overlap among indicators.
•Time, power and cost are identified as main recurring characteristics.
•Optimal control methods are found more appropriate with increasing system complexity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Volume166
Pages (from-to)372-390
ISSN0378-7788
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Demand response
  • Demand side management
  • Energy flexible buildings
  • Load control
  • Smart grid

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