Cost-effective retrofit technology for reducing peak power demand in small and medium commercial buildings [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2015.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
- Physical Description:
- pages 761-772 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- This paper describes a cost-effective retrofit technology that uses collective control of multiple rooftop air-conditioning units to reduce the peak power consumption of small and medium commercial buildings. The proposed control uses a model of the building and air-conditioning units to select an operating schedule for the air-conditioning units that maintains a temperature set-point subject to a constraint on the number of units that may operate simultaneously. A prototype of this new control system was built and deployed in a large gymnasium to coordinate four rooftop air-conditioning units. Lastly, based on data collected while operating this prototype, it is estimated that the cost savings achieved by reducing peak power consumption is sufficient to repay the cost of the prototype within a year.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:1319197
- Published through SciTech Connect.
Science and Technology for the Built Environment 21 6 ISSN 2374-4731 AM
James Nutaro; David Fugate; Teja Kuruganti; Jibonananda Sanyal; Michael Starke.
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