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A mathematical model for the optimal operation of the University of Genoa Smart Polygeneration Microgrid: Evaluation of technical, economic and environmental performance indicators

Stefano Bracco, Federico Delfino, Fabio Pampararo, Michela Robba and Mansueto Rossi

Energy, 2014, vol. 64, issue C, 912-922

Abstract: The continuous spread of DER (Distributed Energy Resource) systems and CHCP (Combined Heat, Cooling and Power) technologies around the world highlights critical issues concerning the management strategies of such complex energy infrastructures. The concept of SG (Smart Grid) could be the solution to these problems even if nowadays there are not so many ongoing research and development applications that demonstrate the effective economic and environmental benefits consequent to exploiting smart grid technologies. Therefore, it is essential to develop, both in civil and industrial applications, smart grid/microgrid test-bed facilities where the synergy of new equipment, advanced management systems and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) can determine advantages in terms of operational cost reduction, primary energy saving and CO2 emission decrease.

Keywords: Smart grid; Optimization; Combined heat and power; Information and communication technologies; Distributed management systems (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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