WIT Press


VIRTUAL HOME TEST BENCH FOR DOMESTIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ESUS170031

Volume

224

Pages

7

Page Range

23 - 29

Published

2017

Author(s)

JOHANNES ÜPPING, KIM ALINA FORCHE, NORMAN SCHMIDTMEIER, TOBIAS GRAESKE, DANIEL SCHRÖDER

Abstract

One of society’s major goals within the next decades will be to make the energy supply fully renewable. Up to now energy management systems still need to be incorporated into industry processes and residential buildings. In this paper, a test bench that evaluates energy management systems using electronic loads and a calculation and controller engine to create characteristic consumption profiles for residential buildings is presented. Within this test bench different situations and installations can be tested and different consumption profiles can be used. The modular test bench can handle simple test cases with pure energy management relying on time-depending energy prices and also complex houses using, for example, an inverter heat pump, photovoltaics and/or a battery storage.

Keywords

energy management, virtual house, prediction, building, energy consumption, engineering methods, HVAC systems