Now that the use of renewable energy sources within our electricity network is on the increase, there is a growing demand for new technologies and processes that enable those energy sources to be integrated within the existing model. Interoperability forms a crucial challenge with regard to the energy market of tomorrow.

Identifying and smartly controlling flexible consumers is essential, both to provide load-balancing on a system level and to prevent or resolve local network issues. Buildings equipped with local (PV) production, batteries (stationary or in the form of an electric vehicle) and electrical (heat-pump based) heating, cooling and hot water production systems are highly suitable for this. Utilising and valorising this flexibility also dovetails with the vision and ambition to engage prosumers as more active participants in the energy system by allowing them to valorise their available flexibility as a support service.

Publications

Energy and Emission Implications of Electric Vehicles Integration with Nearly and Net Zero Energy Buildings
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
ENERGIES
Rehman, HU; Diriken, J; Hasan, A; Verbeke, S; Reda, F
Integrating Plus Energy Buildings and Districts with the EU Energy Community Framework: Regulatory Opportunities, Barriers and Technological Solutions
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
BUILDINGS
Tuerk, A; Frieden, D; Neumann, C; Latanis, K; Tsitsanis, A; Kousouris, S; Llorente, J; Heimonen, I; Reda, F; Ala-Juusela, M; Allaerts, K; Caerts, C; Schwarzl, T; Ulbrich, M; Stosch, A; Ramschak, T
Building optimization testing framework (BOPTEST) for simulation-based benchmarking of control strategies in buildings
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
JOURNAL OF BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIMULATION
Blum, D; Arroyo, J; Huang, S; Drgona, J; Jorissen, F; Walnum, HT; Chen, Y; Benne, K; Vrabie, D; Wetter, M; Helsen, L
Optimal Control Strategies for Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage Systems With Market Interaction
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
Lago, J; Suryanarayana, G; Sogancioglu, E; De Schutter, B
Scenario-based nonlinear model predictive control for building heating systems
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
ENERGY AND BUILDINGS
Pippia, T; Lago, J; De Coninck, R; De Schutter, B

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