Real time optimization of building combined heat and power systems

Payam Delgoshaei, Stephen Treado, Andrew Windham

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A method was developed and demonstrated for real time optimization of building CHP systems on the basis of overall system primary energy input. The method uses models of the component load dependent operating characteristics matched to specific electrical and thermal load combinations. The proposed method substantially reduces the size of the search space and associated computational burden. The objective function was determined for the range of possible operating conditions. This allows the optimal prime mover part load ratio and allocation of thermal energy to be determined. The method was demonstrated for a sample daily electrical and thermal load variation, and the real time optimal operating conditions were determined using a search method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASHRAE Transactions - Papers Presented at the 2012 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Chicago, Illinois
Number of pages7
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9781936504220
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 ASHRAE Winter Conference - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jan 21 2012Jan 25 2012

Publication series

NameASHRAE Transactions
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)0001-2505


Other2012 ASHRAE Winter Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering


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