Optimizing Device Operation with a Local Electricity Price
Presenter: Bruce Nordman, (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States of America)
| Making optimal use of available electric power is important for efficiency, functionality and to reduce capital costs, particularly in developing countries. The presentation shows the results from simulating the behavior of refrigerators and freezers that vary their operation according to a local price and price forecast. The price is set to the availability of local photovoltaic power and is used to adjust the temperature set-points of the devices. For off-grid systems, this can be used to concentrate consumption during times of PV availability, to increase efficiency and to reduce battery size. The simulations presented show a reduction of up to 26% of the energy used by the devices at night.
- ↑ Optimizing Device Operation with a Local Electricity Price. Bruce Nordman and Mattia Bugossi.