Energy and Buildings, Vol.158, 1632-1639, 2018
Stochastic receding horizon control minimizing mean-variance with demand forecasting for home EMSs
As demand-side energy management system (EMS) has not only a function to maximize owner's utility by automatic control but also a potential capability to respond a demand activation, demand-side EMS is expected to fulfill the key role for intelligent control of community energy management. To achieve the stable control result of EMS against the uncertain environment, it needs approach from both forecast and operation sides. The objective of this study is to construct a control scheme for a home EMS from a practicable implementation perspective and to evaluate the control performance of the scheme proposed. The scheme is composed of operational planning with receding horizon and energy demand forecasting. The goal of the scheme is to maximize householder's utility only by retrofitting the home EMS to a residential household. Throughout numerical results, it is revealed that the better control performance comes from the conservative operational strategy derived from the multiple scenarios. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.