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Performance Analysis of the Combined Operation of Interconnected-BCCHP Microgrids in China

School of Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
State Grid Jilin Electric Power Supply Company, Changchun 130021, China
State Grid Power Research Institute/NARI Group Corporation, Nanjing 210003, China
Jiangsu Electric Power Company Research Institute, Nanjing 210003, China
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Academic Editor: Tomonobu Senjyu
Sustainability 2016, 8(10), 977;
Received: 25 July 2016 / Revised: 7 September 2016 / Accepted: 18 September 2016 / Published: 28 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Sustainability)
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From the Internet of Energy point of view, adjacent building combined cooling, heating and power with microgrids (BCCHP microgrids) should be interconnected, which will generate better benefits, both economically and environmentally, from scarce energy resources through intelligent coordination. The interconnected-BCCHP (IBCCHP) microgrids will not only support energy with each other but also bring better benefits compared to the non-interconnected-BCCHP (NBCCHP) microgrids. A mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) economic dispatching approach incorporating piecewise linear efficiency curves model is proposed to compares the performance of IBCCHP microgrids and NBCCHP microgrids. Three buildings with CCHP microgrids in Shanghai are studied as an example, and simulation results are presented to demonstrate that the primary energy consumption (PEC), the carbon dioxide emissions (CDE) and the operation cost of the proposed IBCCHP microgrids are better than the NBCCHP microgrids, and the overall lifetime of the complete battery is improved. Furthermore, a sensitivity analysis is presented to provide various policy recommendations to promote the interconnection among buildings with the change of electricity prices and gas prices. View Full-Text
Keywords: building CCHP microgrids; Internet of Energy; piecewise linear building CCHP microgrids; Internet of Energy; piecewise linear

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Luo, Z.; Gu, W.; Sun, Y.; Yin, X.; Tang, Y.; Yuan, X. Performance Analysis of the Combined Operation of Interconnected-BCCHP Microgrids in China. Sustainability 2016, 8, 977.

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