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Energies 2016, 9(6), 398; doi:10.3390/en9060398

Energy Optimization and Management of Demand Response Interactions in a Smart Campus

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Deparment of Electronics, Information, and Bioengineering, Polytechnic University of Milan, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, Milano 20133, Italy
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Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA), University of Lugano (USI)—University of Applied Science and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Manno 6928, Switzerland
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Academic Editor: G.J.M. (Gerard) Smit
Received: 29 March 2016 / Revised: 25 April 2016 / Accepted: 18 May 2016 / Published: 25 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Decentralized Management of Energy Streams in Smart Grids)
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The proposed framework enables innovative power management in smart campuses, integrating local renewable energy sources, battery banks and controllable loads and supporting Demand Response interactions with the electricity grid operators. The paper describes each system component: the Energy Management System responsible for power usage scheduling, the telecommunication infrastructure in charge of data exchanging and the integrated data repository devoted to information storage. We also discuss the relevant use cases and validate the framework in a few deployed demonstrators. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart grid; smart city; energy management system; renewable energy sources (RESes) smart grid; smart city; energy management system; renewable energy sources (RESes)
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Barbato, A.; Bolchini, C.; Geronazzo, A.; Quintarelli, E.; Palamarciuc, A.; Pitì, A.; Rottondi, C.; Verticale, G. Energy Optimization and Management of Demand Response Interactions in a Smart Campus. Energies 2016, 9, 398.

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