Optimization of Hybrid Energy Storage Systems at the Building Level with Combined Heat and Power Generation

Dongmin Yu, Huanan Lie, Gangui Yan, Jing Jiang, Simon Le Blond

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Abstract

The average daily benefit to cost ratio of a building energy storage system is mainly constrained by the battery lifetime. This paper aims to minimize the average daily cost of a hybrid energy storage system (HESS) (comprised of a battery and supercapacitor) by optimizing the battery capacity. A novel optimization model is proposed with the objective to find the minimum average daily investment cost of the HESS. The objective function has two parts: (1) the investment cost formula for the battery is derived as a function of the battery capacity, which has an interdependence with the minimum state of charge (SOC) and the maximum discharge current; (2) the investment cost formula for the supercapacitor is also established as a function of battery capacity by matching the maximum battery power with that of the supercapacitor. Case studies demonstrate several ways to increase the average daily benefit to cost ratio: (1) adopting a suitable control strategy to avoid capacity saturation; (2) reducing the battery SOC to increase the threshold for the maximum discharge current (MDC) saturation; and (3) increasing MDC to raise the threshold for the SOC saturation. Results show that the average daily benefit to cost ratio is doubled compared to previous work.
Original languageEnglish
Article number606
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalEnergies
Volume10
Issue number5
Early online date1 May 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2017

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