Energy management in smart buildings

Tags: Energy

The project Crisalide II had the goal of developing and experimenting in real life conditions a distributed system for cogeneration of electricity and heat (m-CHP), using solid oxyde fuel cells (SOFC) and solar panels coupled with storage units. Within this project, we designed a control scheme based on MPC for the optimal management of controllable generators and storage devices, taking into account the uncertainty coming from load and renewables to minimize the amount of energy that is needed to buy from the grid. We also developed a software simulator to reproduce the dynamics of the micro grid and assess the closed-loop performances in simulation.

This project was carried out in collaboration with Trillary.