Energy Demand Modeling

Energy Demand Modeling

The development of tools and methodologies for the optimal design of the energy production and storage systems mix presumes the availability of data of different types with regards to user energy demands. Thanks to the many scientific collaborations and participation in European and national projects, the group gained the possibility of working on many datasets measured in real world applications. However, the need to extend models, methodologies and tools to other national and/or international contexts where the data availability is scarce or even absent, generated the need to develop a set of simulation models for different end-user energy demands: both in residential and industrial sectors. In particular, models for the electricity, space heating and cooling, and electric vehicle (EV) charging have been developed by both thinking at controllable and non-controllable loads.
●    Electric Vehicles (EV)

  •     development of a software that models and simulates EV charging stations as distributed storage systems by the en users, or as flexibility providing assets to be used by the local electricity distribution grid.
  •     development of optimal load coordination strategies for the charging stations, both for single and aggregated stations for studying Demand Response scenarios.

●    Electric Loads

  •     development of a software that simulates electric loads, both controllable and non, of single users and/or whole urban districts in the residential and commercial sectors.
  •     development of optimal load coordination strategies for studying Demand Response scenarios.

●    Thermal Loads

  •     development of a building thermal loads simulation software for the space heating and cooling demand of single buildings and/or whole urban districts with mixed end uses, from residential to tertiary.