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Title: Resilience Metrics for Building-Level Electrical Distribution Systems with Energy Storage

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The energy system infrastructure that delivers power to a building's loads needs to be resilient to withstand and recover from extreme outages (e.g., grid faults that leave millions of people without power during severe weather events). Building-level electrical distribution systems (BEDSs) distribute power from a building's energy sources - including the grid, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, and batteries - to its loads, including lighting, HVAC, and plug loads. BEDS with storage can provide resilience by distributing local electricity supply to critical loads during an outage. Quantitative metrics are needed to assess the resilience improvements associated with new BEDS and storage system technologies. In this paper, we apply an existing metric, the probability of outage survival curve (POSC), to BEDS with storage and propose novel metrics that improve upon POSC. Through a simulation-based case study, we demonstrate how these metrics are impacted by the BEDS design and how they can be used to design a resilient system.

Research Organization:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Organization:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Energy Efficiency Office. Building Technologies Office; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program (SULI)
DOE Contract Number:
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5500-83515; MainId:84288; UUID:dfc5a193-6bdd-4abf-a23d-d5806dbfae34; MainAdminID:64906
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2022 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech), 21-23 April 2022, Corona, California; Related Information: 80778
Country of Publication:
United States

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