IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
29-31 October 2018 // Aalborg, Denmark

Smarter buildings in smarter utility grids

WORKSHOP CHAIR: Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

TPC CO-CHAIR (the contact for technical matters): Konstantin Filonenko, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark, kfi@mmmi.sdu.dk

Motivation and scope

Globally buildings account for approximately 40% of the energy use and 20% of the CO2 emissions. Even through building-codes worldwide increasingly require improved energy efficiency in new buildings and retrofitted buildings, the global energy use in buildings are forecasted to increase in the next decade. Together with an expected increasing in the number of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Electrical Vehicles (EV), this put tremendously stress on an aging Utility grid infrastructure that are facing capacity issues and changing market requirements. Thus, there is an urgent need to rethink how buildings in combination with DER and EV interact with the Utility grids. Depending on regional needs, this may include thermal grids in addition to electricity grids, considering the large share of heating and cooling in the overall worldwide consumption and the interaction between various energy generation resources.

Historically buildings have been passive participants, acting as energy consuming end-nodes in the Utility grids. However, with the increasing pervasiveness of DER and EV, buildings may start to play a more active role in contributing to effective and efficient operation of the Utility grids. To do so, buildings must realize their intrinsic flexibility potential to interact with the Utility grids and respond to changes in the grid balance by adapting their load or increasing their on-site DER contribution to the Utility grid.

A future, in which buildings interact seamlessly with the Utility grids, requires buildings to be equipped with Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) supporting Demand Site Management (DSM). However, traditional BEMS are typically very expensive and are normally only present in larger public and commercial buildings. This leaves most of the World’s building stock without access to automated control of building operation and energy use. To change the current situation into a desirable future situation where buildings take active part and behave as smart citizens in a world of smart utility grids, there is an urgent need for innovation of cost effective technologies and regulative incentives to make this transition happen.

This workshop will bring together academic and industrial researchers to identify and discuss technological and regulative challenges and recent results related to the promotion and integration of smart buildings in smarter Utility grids.

WORKSHOP DATE: October 30th, 2018

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Session 1, 14:00-15:30                       

14:00-14:15     "A plug-and-play home energy management algorithm using optimization and machine learning techniques", Kaveh Paridari (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden), Donald Azuatalam (The University of Sydney, Australia), Archie Chapman (University of Sydney, USA), Gregor Verbic (The University of Sydney, Australia), Lars M Nordström (Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Sweden)

14:20-14:35     "Clustering-based negotiation profiles definition for local energy transactions", Angelo Pinto (Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal),  Tiago Pinto (University of Salamanca, Spain),  Isabel Praça (Polytechnic Institute of Porto & GECAD, Portugal), Zita Vale (Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal)"

14:40-14:55     "Assessment of Distributed Generation Units Remuneration Using Different Clustering Methods for Aggregation", Catia Silva (Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal), Pedro Faria (Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal), Zita Vale (Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal)

15:00-15:15     "Financial Benefit Analysis of an Electric Water Heater with Direct Load Control in Demand Response", Md Tofael Ahmed (Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal), Pedro Faria (Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal), Zita Vale (Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal)

15:20-15:35     "Virtualized Software Defined Buildings: a Key Enabler of The Future Smart Cities",            Mohamed Amine Abid (University of Passau, Germany), Hermann de Meer (University of Passau, Germany)

Break, 15:30-16:00                 

Session 2, 16:00-17:30                       

16:00-16:30     Invited talk by Rish Ghatikar (Electric Power Research Institute, USA)        

16:30-17:30     Discussion session on future trends and possibilities           

 

TPC MEMBERS

Amine Abid, University of Passau, Germany

Qian Ai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Krzysztof Arendt, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Yixing Chen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Anders Clausen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Jan Corfixen Sørensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Ettore F. Bompard, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy

Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, Germany

Pedro Faria, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal

Konstantin Filonenko, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

G. R. Gangadharan, Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology, India

Rish Ghatikar, Electric Power Research Institute, USA

Aslak Johansen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Muhyiddine Jradi, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Sebastian Lehnhoff, OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, Germany

Zheng Ma, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Rodney Martin, NASA Ames Research Center, USA

Vitaliy Mezhuyev, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia

Antonello Monti, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Astrid Nieße, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Lars Nordström, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Marini Othman, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia

Peter Palensky, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Luiz Carlos Pereira da Silva, University of Campinas, Brazil

Tiago Pinto, University of Salamanca, Spain

Athila Quaresma Santos, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Hamid Reza Shaker, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Sebastian Rohjans, OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, Germany

Hartmut Schmeck, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Thomas Strasser, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

Zita Vale, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal

Christian T. Veje, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Fulin Wang, Tsinghua University, China

Jiang Wu, Xi'an JiaoTong University, China

Xiangbin Yan, University of Science & Technology Beijing, China

Dr. Ariel Liebman, Monash University, Australia

Patrons