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Title: Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model - Graphical User Interface, Version 2.1.8

Abstract

The DER-CAM Graphical User Interface has been redesigned to consist of a dynamic tree structure on the left side of the application window to allow users to quickly navigate between different data categories and views. Views can either be tables with model parameters and input data, the optimization results, or a graphical interface to draw circuit topology and visualize investment results. The model parameters and input data consist of tables where values are assigned to specific keys. The aggregation of all model parameters and input data amounts to the data required to build a DER-CAM model, and is passed to the GAMS solver when users initiate the DER-CAM optimization process. Passing data to the GAMS solver relies on the use of a Java server that handles DER-CAM requests, queuing, and results delivery. This component of the DER-CAM GUI can be deployed either locally or remotely, and constitutes an intermediate step between the user data input and manipulation, and the execution of a DER-CAM optimization in the GAMS engine. The results view shows the results of the DER-CAM optimization and distinguishes between a single and a multi-objective process. The single optimization runs the DER-CAM optimization once and presents the results asmore » a combination of summary charts and hourly dispatch profiles. The multi-objective optimization process consists of a sequence of runs initiated by the GUI, including: 1) CO2 minimization, 2) cost minimization, 3) a user defined number of points in-between objectives 1) and 2). The multi-objective results view includes both access to the detailed results of each point generated by the process as well as the generation of a Pareto Frontier graph to illustrate the trade-off between objectives. DER-CAM GUI 2.1.8 also introduces the ability to graphically generate circuit topologies, enabling support to DER-CAM 5.0.0. This feature consists of: 1) The drawing area, where users can manually create nodes and define their properties (e.g. point of common coupling, slack bus, load) and connect them through edges representing either power lines, transformers, or heat pipes, all with user defined characteristics (e.g., length, ampacity, inductance, or heat loss); 2) The tables, which display the user-defined topology in the final numerical form that will be passed to the DER-CAM optimization. Finally, the DER-CAM GUI is also deployed with a database schema that allows users to provide different energy load profiles, solar irradiance profiles, and tariff data, that can be stored locally and later used in any DER-CAM model. However, no real data will be delivered with this version.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
Contributing Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
OSTI Identifier:
1438448
Report Number(s):
DER-CAM GUI 2.1.8; 005313IBMPC00
R&D Project: YN1901000 and TE1201000; 2017-077
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Software
Software Revision:
00
Software Package Number:
005313
Software CPU:
IBMPC
Source Code Available:
Yes
Other Software Info:
LBNL RESERVES ALL RIGHTS TO DISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE
Related Software:
DER-CAM
Country of Publication:
United States

Citation Formats

Ewald, Friedrich, Stadler, Michael, Cardoso, Goncalo F, Mashayekh, Salman, and Forget, Thiabault. Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model - Graphical User Interface, Version 2.1.8. Computer software. Vers. 00. USDOE. 24 Apr. 2017. Web.
Ewald, Friedrich, Stadler, Michael, Cardoso, Goncalo F, Mashayekh, Salman, & Forget, Thiabault. (2017, April 24). Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model - Graphical User Interface, Version 2.1.8 (Version 00) [Computer software].
Ewald, Friedrich, Stadler, Michael, Cardoso, Goncalo F, Mashayekh, Salman, and Forget, Thiabault. Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model - Graphical User Interface, Version 2.1.8. Computer software. Version 00. April 24, 2017.
@misc{osti_1438448,
title = {Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model - Graphical User Interface, Version 2.1.8, Version 00},
author = {Ewald, Friedrich and Stadler, Michael and Cardoso, Goncalo F and Mashayekh, Salman and Forget, Thiabault},
abstractNote = {The DER-CAM Graphical User Interface has been redesigned to consist of a dynamic tree structure on the left side of the application window to allow users to quickly navigate between different data categories and views. Views can either be tables with model parameters and input data, the optimization results, or a graphical interface to draw circuit topology and visualize investment results. The model parameters and input data consist of tables where values are assigned to specific keys. The aggregation of all model parameters and input data amounts to the data required to build a DER-CAM model, and is passed to the GAMS solver when users initiate the DER-CAM optimization process. Passing data to the GAMS solver relies on the use of a Java server that handles DER-CAM requests, queuing, and results delivery. This component of the DER-CAM GUI can be deployed either locally or remotely, and constitutes an intermediate step between the user data input and manipulation, and the execution of a DER-CAM optimization in the GAMS engine. The results view shows the results of the DER-CAM optimization and distinguishes between a single and a multi-objective process. The single optimization runs the DER-CAM optimization once and presents the results as a combination of summary charts and hourly dispatch profiles. The multi-objective optimization process consists of a sequence of runs initiated by the GUI, including: 1) CO2 minimization, 2) cost minimization, 3) a user defined number of points in-between objectives 1) and 2). The multi-objective results view includes both access to the detailed results of each point generated by the process as well as the generation of a Pareto Frontier graph to illustrate the trade-off between objectives. DER-CAM GUI 2.1.8 also introduces the ability to graphically generate circuit topologies, enabling support to DER-CAM 5.0.0. This feature consists of: 1) The drawing area, where users can manually create nodes and define their properties (e.g. point of common coupling, slack bus, load) and connect them through edges representing either power lines, transformers, or heat pipes, all with user defined characteristics (e.g., length, ampacity, inductance, or heat loss); 2) The tables, which display the user-defined topology in the final numerical form that will be passed to the DER-CAM optimization. Finally, the DER-CAM GUI is also deployed with a database schema that allows users to provide different energy load profiles, solar irradiance profiles, and tariff data, that can be stored locally and later used in any DER-CAM model. However, no real data will be delivered with this version.},
doi = {},
year = {2017},
month = {4},
note =
}

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