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Modelling and Simulation of a Building Energy Hub

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CIRCE Institute, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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China-Eu Institute for clean and Renewable Energy, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
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CIRCE Institute, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Department of Refrigeration & Cryogenics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430074, China
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Presented at the International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment 2018, Mieres, Spain, 25–27 July 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(23), 1431; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2231431
Published: 21 November 2018
The development of technologies such as efficient multi-generation system, lead to realizing the benefits of integrated energy infrastructure such as electricity, natural gas, and heating networks, and thus a rapid movement toward multi-energy systems (MES). In such systems, different energy carriers and systems interact together in a synergistic way. An Energy hub (EH) can be defined as the place where the production, conversion, storage and consumption of different energy carriers takes place, is a promising option for integrated management of MES. In this work we present the hourly Schedule along a year of a building energy hub, with local generation of heat and power, energy storage and electrical and thermal loads. We include PVT systems and a CHP system in the local generation of heat and power, and a gas boiler. A battery is considered as electrical storage and a water tank as thermal storage. The system is connected to the mail grids of power and gas. The typical thermal and electrical load of a building has been considered, with a heat pump that is considered as a deferral load. The model for all the components has been developed, and a yearly simulation has been carried out in which prices of electricity and gas have been considered.
Keywords: energy hub; multi-energy systems; sustainable energy systems; PVT energy hub; multi-energy systems; sustainable energy systems; PVT
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Bayod-Rújula, A.A.; Yuan, Y.; Martínez-Gracia, A.; Wang, J.; Uche, J.; Chen, H. Modelling and Simulation of a Building Energy Hub. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1431.

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