Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

6-2017

Abstract

Electricity storage facilities, such as industrial batteries, are considered the “holy grail” in decarbonizing the electrical grid. They are being widely installed in commercial buildings, e.g., hospitals and shopping centers. We model the problem of managing electricity storage in a commercial building as a Markov Decision Process. Our numerical results, based on models calibrated to the electricity load profiles of 100 commercial buildings in the U.S., show that for every electricity load profile, storage operation may increase carbon emissions.

Keywords

electricity storage, commercial building, carbon emission, demand charge

Discipline

Energy Policy | Operations and Supply Chain Management

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

POMS-HK International 8th Conference 2017, January 7-8; MSOM 2017, June 20-21

First Page

1

Last Page

3

City or Country

Chapel Hill, NC

Copyright Owner and License

Author

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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