Though the built environment represents a considerable amount of the total energy demand in cities, building operation still causes higher energy consumption than needed. Meanwhile, building's on-site generation has not been coupled properly with the building energy management system (BEMS). The supply demand problem is addressed in the energy management and becomes highly complex with the introduction of Distributed Energy Resources (DER). It is important to ensure an optimal allocation of the generated energy, a scarce resource, among the potential consuming devices. This paper facilitates the integration of DER in the built environment and ensures the optimal allocation of the generated energy by using a Multi-Agent System and two different decision making strategies.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2014 49th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2-5 September 2014, Cluj-Napoca, Romania|
|Place of Publication||Piscataway|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|