Automated Price and Demand Response Demonstration for Large Customers in New York City using OpenADR

TitleAutomated Price and Demand Response Demonstration for Large Customers in New York City using OpenADR
Publication TypeConference Paper
LBNL Report NumberLBNL-6472E
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsKim, Joyce Jihyun, Rongxin Yin, and Sila Kiliccote
Conference NameInternational Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO) 2013
Date Published10/2013
Conference LocationMontreal, Quebec
Abstract

Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR), an XML-based information exchange model, is used to facilitate continuous price-responsive operation and demand response participation for large commercial buildings in New York who are subject to the default day-ahead hourly pricing. We summarize the existing demand response programs in New York and discuss OpenADR communication, prioritization of demand response signals, and control methods. Building energy simulation models are developed and field tests are conducted to evaluate continuous energy management and demand response capabilities of two commercial buildings in New York City. Preliminary results reveal that providing machine-readable prices to commercial buildings can facilitate both demand response participation and continuous energy cost savings. Hence, efforts should be made to develop more sophisticated algorithms for building control systems to minimize customer's utility bill based on price and reliability information from the electricity grid.

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