Optimizing PV self-consumption through electric water heater modeling and scheduling

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Date Published

09/2015

Abstract

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.

Conference Name

2015 IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech2015 IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech

Year of Publication

2015

Publisher

IEEE

Conference Location

Eindhoven, Netherlands

Refereed Designation

Refereed