"Intelligent Control of
Distributed Energy Resources; the Case of Micro
Combined Heat and Power Systems"
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Distributed energy resources
(DER) combined with the introduction of novel ICT
systems will enable smarter power systems. This PhD
research deals with the design and analysis of DER
coordination regimes in order to provide insight
into possible economic benefits of the regimes for
households and load serving entities. The research
focuses on domestic combined heat and power systems
(=microCHP) and domestic energy storage options (hot
water storage and batteries). MicroCHP units (based
on Stirling, internal combustion or fuel fell
technology) are expected to become important next
generation home heating systems in certain developed
nations. The large-scale adoption of microCHP can
substantially contribute to meeting energy
efficiency and CO2 reduction policy objectives.
Results from simulation studies explicate the
economic benefits of the intelligent application of
microCHPs and local storage systems.