PV self-consumption enhancement with optimal residential thermal energy management

Author Identifier

Ali Baniasadi
ORCID: 0000-0001-6172-6807

Daryoush Habibi
ORCID: 0000-0002-7662-6830

Mohammad A.S. Masoum
ORCID: 0000-0001-7513-313X

Document Type

Journal Article


School of Engineering


Baniasadi, A., Habibi, D., Al-Saedi, W., & Masoum, M. A. S. (2019, 10-12 Dec. 2019). PV self-consumption enhancement with optimal residential thermal energy management. Paper presented at the 2019 9th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPES), Perth Australia. doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPES47639.2019.9105462


The high penetration of renewable energy resources (RES), in particular the rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems in power systems, causes rapid ramps in power generation to supply load during peak-load periods. In smart residential buildings, variations in rooftop PV power causes a mismatch between generation and load demand. This paper deals with shifting heat pumps loads to either the lower electricity price period or whenever PV generation is available. A strategy is proposed for managing heat pump operation based on real-time pricing tariff to minimize the operation cost of a smart building by controlling the room temperature. This is done by applying real-time temperature boundaries to increase the PV self-consumption. Simulation results demonstrate the cost benefits and effectiveness of the proposed thermal energy management strategy.



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