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Title: Emerging Technologies: Integrating with the Power Grid of Tomorrow

Abstract

Traditional interactions between the built environment and the electric utility industry are changing rapidly. Rather than a one-way flow of electricity where utilities produce and transmit the electricity that buildings then consume, buildings are becoming efficient energy consumers that can dynamically adjust loads to ensure grid-provided energy is used effectively. Buildings are transitioning to now be at the intersection of forecasting loads and demand response, forecasting and control of output from distributed generation and renewable energy systems, and the optimal dispatch of energy storage. Because residential and commercial buildings consume 74.7% of the electricity generated in the United States, grid-integrated buildings represent an important solution to addressing challenges facing the power sector. In addition to the electric power grid, buildings will be increasingly interactive with water, transportation, and telecommunications networks, and will also more strongly affect surrounding buildings and other civic infrastructure.

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Swegon North America, Markham, ON (Canada)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1601580
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5C00-74985
Journal ID: ISSN 0001-2491
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ASHRAE Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 0001-2491
Publisher:
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; buildings; ASHRAE; future; grid interactive

Citation Formats

Hayter, Sheila J., Walker, H. A., Crowther, Hugh, Jackson, Roderick, and Fast, Teagan. Emerging Technologies: Integrating with the Power Grid of Tomorrow. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Hayter, Sheila J., Walker, H. A., Crowther, Hugh, Jackson, Roderick, & Fast, Teagan. Emerging Technologies: Integrating with the Power Grid of Tomorrow. United States.
Hayter, Sheila J., Walker, H. A., Crowther, Hugh, Jackson, Roderick, and Fast, Teagan. Sun . "Emerging Technologies: Integrating with the Power Grid of Tomorrow". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1601580.
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title = {Emerging Technologies: Integrating with the Power Grid of Tomorrow},
author = {Hayter, Sheila J. and Walker, H. A. and Crowther, Hugh and Jackson, Roderick and Fast, Teagan},
abstractNote = {Traditional interactions between the built environment and the electric utility industry are changing rapidly. Rather than a one-way flow of electricity where utilities produce and transmit the electricity that buildings then consume, buildings are becoming efficient energy consumers that can dynamically adjust loads to ensure grid-provided energy is used effectively. Buildings are transitioning to now be at the intersection of forecasting loads and demand response, forecasting and control of output from distributed generation and renewable energy systems, and the optimal dispatch of energy storage. Because residential and commercial buildings consume 74.7% of the electricity generated in the United States, grid-integrated buildings represent an important solution to addressing challenges facing the power sector. In addition to the electric power grid, buildings will be increasingly interactive with water, transportation, and telecommunications networks, and will also more strongly affect surrounding buildings and other civic infrastructure.},
doi = {},
journal = {ASHRAE Journal},
number = 12,
volume = 61,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
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}

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