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A generalised optimal design methodology for distributed energy systems

Schmeling, Lucas and Schönfeldt, Patrik and Klement, Peter and Vorspel, Lena and Hanke, Benedikt and von Maydell, Karsten and Agert, Carsten (2022) A generalised optimal design methodology for distributed energy systems. Renewable Energy, 200, pp. 1223-1239. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2022.10.029. ISSN 0960-1481.

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Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148122015245


The optimal combination of energy conversion and storage technologies with local energy demand is a key but in its result not obvious challenge of distributed energy. Although a variety of possible approaches to the optimal design of limited technology selections can be found in the literature, the previous design step, the actual technology selection, and the subsequent step, the selection of the optimal operating strategy, are often neglected. We develop and demonstrate a methodology, which can optimise energy systems with arbitrary technology selection and under multi-criteria optimality definitions. The energy system modelled in oemof.solph is optimised using a MOEA/D approach with regard to economic, ecological and technical key performance indicators. The aim is to find trends and tendencies with a methodology that is as generalised as possible in order to integrate it into the decision-making process in energy system planning. We demonstrate the method by means of a German district for which an integrated supply concept is being sought. Different evaluation and visualisation possibilities are presented and the chances and limitations of the developed methodology are identified. We show that not only the choice of technology, but especially its sizing and operational strategy have a decisive influence on the optimality.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/190823/
Document Type:Article
Title:A generalised optimal design methodology for distributed energy systems
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Schmeling, LucasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8379-7718UNSPECIFIED
Schönfeldt, PatrikUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4311-2753UNSPECIFIED
Klement, PeterUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7175-6145UNSPECIFIED
Vorspel, LenaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6569-9498UNSPECIFIED
Hanke, BenediktUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7927-0123UNSPECIFIED
von Maydell, KarstenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0966-5810UNSPECIFIED
Agert, CarstenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4733-5257UNSPECIFIED
Date:14 October 2022
Journal or Publication Title:Renewable Energy
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1223-1239
Keywords:Multiobjective optimisation, Energy system planning, Energy system simulation, Pareto front, District energy systems
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Energy System Design
HGF - Program Themes:Digitalization and System Technology
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SY - Energy System Technology and Analysis
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Energy System Technology
Location: Oldenburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Networked Energy Systems > Energy System Technology
Deposited By: Schönfeldt, Patrik
Deposited On:28 Nov 2022 08:47
Last Modified:28 Jun 2023 13:17

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