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Quantification of Peak Demand Reduction Potential in Commercial Buildings

August 31, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

IEEE Power & Energy Society Vancouver Chapter is pleased to announce a technical webinar on “Quantification of Peak Demand Reduction Potential in Commercial Buildings” by Professor Dr. Saifur Rahman. Please note that this event has been set up by Canada East Representative for the Ottawa PES Chapter. The chapter kindly invites all PES members and guests to attend this webinar. Please also feel free to extend this invitation to those who you think would be interested in this presentation. Free Registration is required for this event for our administrative purposes. This IEEE technical webinar hours may be considered towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. Lecture Topic: Quantification of Peak Demand Reduction Potential in Commercial Buildings Speaker: Professor Dr. Saifur Rahman Date: Tuesday August 31 2021 Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., EDT (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PDT) Website: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/280563 WebEx information cannot be posted here and will be sent by email to registrants as per updated IEEE rules. Please contact host for more details. Synposis of the talk: Quantification of peak demand reduction potential of buildings is critical for demand response (DR) analysis in a microgrid environment. Due to the varying nature of electricity consumption throughout the day over different seasons, DR periods affect the energy savings and peak demand reduction potentials of a building in different ways. This paper investigates peak reduction potential of selected commercial buildings within a microgrid environment through the control of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) set point and lighting brightness adjustment. Building models are simulated in EnergyPlus and validated against monthly, daily and 30-minute building electrical consumption with the actual consumption from the smart meter data. The study is conducted over two different DR periods for a winter and a summer week to understand how time of the day and different weather conditions influence building peak demand. Results show that with the proper choice of the DR period along with the HVAC set point and the lighting brightness adjustments, significant hourly peak demand reduction can be achieved for different types of commercial buildings. Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/280563


August 31, 2021
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm