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Optimization framework for distributed energy systems with integrated electrical grid constraints

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  • Morvaj, Boran
  • Evins, Ralph
  • Carmeliet, Jan

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Distributed energy systems (DES) can help in achieving less carbon-intensive energy systems through efficiency gains over centralized power systems. This paper presents a novel optimization framework that combines the optimal design and operation of distributed energy systems with calculations of electrical grid constraints and building energy use. The framework was used to investigate whether the negative impact of distributed generation on distribution grids can be mitigated and grid upgrades avoided by properly designing and determining operation strategies of DES.

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  • Morvaj, Boran & Evins, Ralph & Carmeliet, Jan, 2016. "Optimization framework for distributed energy systems with integrated electrical grid constraints," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 171(C), pages 296-313.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:171:y:2016:i:c:p:296-313
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.03.090
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