Optimizing PV self-consumption through electric water heater modeling and scheduling
Heleno, Miguel, D. Rua, C. Gouveia, A. Madureira, M. A. Matos, J. P. Lopes, Nuno Silva, Sergio Salustio
This paper aims at presenting a Home Energy Management System (HEMS) module capable of scheduling electric water heater (EWH) appliances in order to optimize the PV self-consumption. A multi-period optimization model is presented. Laboratory tests were conducted to validate the model and to demonstrate the capability of this HEMS module to address recent challenges of self-consumption in a domestic environment. A commercial EWH device developed by Bosch communicating with the HEMS module is used to perform the tests.
2015 IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech2015 IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech
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