Event Title

Multi-stage optimal design of energy systems for urban districts

Conference Editor

Jianshun Zhang; Edward Bogucz; Cliff Davidson; Elizabeth Krietmeyer

Location

Syracuse, NY

Event Website

http://ibpc2018.org/

Start Date

24-9-2018 2:00 PM

End Date

24-9-2018 3:00 PM

Description

Urban districts develop in a dynamic manner over multi-year horizons with new buildings being added and changes being made to existing buildings (e.g. retrofits). Nevertheless, optimization models used to design urban district energy systems (DES) commonly consider a single, “typical” year for the design. This practice, however, does not allow for energy design decisions to be made in multiple phases in order to reflect a district’s development phases. This paper addresses this issue and presents a novel optimization model that allows the multi-stage optimal design of urban DES. The model identifies the cost-optimal technology investment decisions across a horizon that spans multiple years, while also calculating the energy system’s optimal operating patterns in order to meet the district’s energy demands. The evolution of the district’s energy demands and aspects like the evolution of technology costs and energy carrier prices are considered in the model. The model is applied to a new urban district in Zurich, Switzerland, for which 5 development stages are considered with new buildings of various types constructed in each phase. A multi-stage DES design plan is developed for the period 2021-2050, which includes large energy technology investments for each new development phase, but also smaller ones in the intermediate years between 2021 and 2050. The model specifies the amount of energy generated by each technology installed in each year, as well as the contribution of renewable energy in covering the district’s energy demands.

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Multi-stage optimal design of energy systems for urban districts

Syracuse, NY

Urban districts develop in a dynamic manner over multi-year horizons with new buildings being added and changes being made to existing buildings (e.g. retrofits). Nevertheless, optimization models used to design urban district energy systems (DES) commonly consider a single, “typical” year for the design. This practice, however, does not allow for energy design decisions to be made in multiple phases in order to reflect a district’s development phases. This paper addresses this issue and presents a novel optimization model that allows the multi-stage optimal design of urban DES. The model identifies the cost-optimal technology investment decisions across a horizon that spans multiple years, while also calculating the energy system’s optimal operating patterns in order to meet the district’s energy demands. The evolution of the district’s energy demands and aspects like the evolution of technology costs and energy carrier prices are considered in the model. The model is applied to a new urban district in Zurich, Switzerland, for which 5 development stages are considered with new buildings of various types constructed in each phase. A multi-stage DES design plan is developed for the period 2021-2050, which includes large energy technology investments for each new development phase, but also smaller ones in the intermediate years between 2021 and 2050. The model specifies the amount of energy generated by each technology installed in each year, as well as the contribution of renewable energy in covering the district’s energy demands.

https://surface.syr.edu/ibpc/2018/EP2/3