Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California

Multi-Energy Microgrid Planning Considering Heat Flow Dynamics


This paper presents a multi-energy microgrid optimal planning method, considering the intra-hour dynamics of the heating system as constraints of the energy dispatch, and consequently of the sizing of the Combined Heat and Power units. The fixed-mass flow rate method and finite difference technique are applied to linearize the dynamic constraints. Moreover, to determine the values of the mass flow rates, a critical scenario representing the slowest heat dynamic process is put forward. Finally, a realistic microgrid case study is presented to illustrate the effect of considering the heat flow dynamics in the overall solution.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View