[HEMS 1] Bottom-up Approach to Model the Electric Consumption of a Residential Area 1/2 | BEAMS

[HEMS 1] Bottom-up Approach to Model the Electric Consumption of a Residential Area 1/2

Project information
Project type: 
Master thesis
Academic year: 
2014-2015
Status: 
Defended
Research unit: 
Electrical Energy
BEAMS supervisors
Academic promoter
Supervisor
Student(s)
Nicolas Meerts

In order to schedule electric loads in a residential area and correctly measure the benefits from such a schedule compared to a business as usual scenario, a correct model is needed. Usually, top-down approaches are used because only the total consumption of a town or country is will be used. In this case, it is required to know what the different loads in each household are and when these loads are functioning. The aim of this master thesis is to model the electric consumption of the households of a residential area. This model will be separated in two parts;

  • A model to build a list of the different loads and sources of a household and its characteristics (number of residents, size of the house, etc.)
  • A model to build the electric consumption curve of the household during a week

This model will also depend on various useful parameters such as the weather, the date, the location, etc.

*HEMS stands for Home Energy Management System. Topics related to HEMS will be presented on April 30th during lunch time (12:15-13:15) at the building L1 (in front of the RED lab).

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