The exploratory project includes the evaluation of the usefulness of new approaches for the increasing of self-consumption of electricity and heat in buildings of municipality of Großschönau. Models for battery and for H2 storage of the company Fronius, as well as a model for the energy production from PV plants were developed and theoretical consumption clusters were formed, in order to maximize the local consumption of the PV produced energy thus the self-consumption. Furthermore, an exemplary Demand Side Management (DSM) algorithm for the residential and commercial consumers was developed in order to achieve greater maximization. The above cluster scenarios, with or without batteries and H2 storages, as well as with and without DSM usage, were economically evaluated, pointing out, that PV and battery storages are working well together but H2 storages are too expensive for the moment.
- M. Blöchle, G. Zucker, W. Prüggler, E. Xypolytou, T. Rührlinger, Optimizing Neighborhood Consumption of Renewables through Clustering and H2 Storage: An Economic Assessment of an Austrian Community, in Webproceedings, p. 5, Lissabon, Portugal, 2015.
- E. Xypolytou, T. Leber, Building Clustering and Active Storage for Self-Consumption Maximization, Presentation: Smart Grid Weeks (invited), Graz, http://download.nachhaltigwirtschaften.at/edz_pdf/events/20140522_sgw14_poster_43_building_clustering_and_active_storage_for_self-consumption_maximization.pdf