Smart Buildings as a Transactive Energy Hub

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In most electric power systems, building energy loads take up the majority of the total energy consumption, sometimes consuming as much as 70%. Due to this, a hot topic in the power and energy field is finding flexible and scalable ways of engaging building loads. To this end, smart buildings have become an increasingly important topic to researchers, as with the proper interfaces they can actually be made to flexibly respond to the needs of the overall grid.

To help our members keep up with the latest and best thinking in asset management, IEEE Power & Energy Society has created a number of resources on this subject. This email is intended to highlight a few of those resources, as well as upcoming events and content focused on this subject:

PES Resources and Content

The Plug-and-Play Electricity Era: Interoperability to Integrate Anything, Anywhere, Anytime

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Authors: Steve Widergren, Ron Melton, Aditya Khandekar, Bruce Nordman, Mark Knight

This article from IEEE P&E Magazine explains and expands upon the concept of Energy Services Interface by discussing the benefits interoperability for DERs could have on the Grid.

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A Transactive Operating Model for SmartAirport Parking Lots

trending tech august2020 01 PDF White Paper: Dec 2018
Authors: Maigha and M. L. Crow

This paper examines long-term airport parking the transactive benefits that smart parking can have for both individuals and for the grid as a whole.

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Secure Communication Architecture for Dynamic Energy Management in Smart Grid

trending tech august2020 02 PDF White Paper: Dec 2018
Authors: Sarmadullah Khan, Rafiullah Khan, and Ali Hilal Al-Bayatti

This paper presents a communication framework that effectively copes with the interoperability and integration challenges between devices from different manufacturers.

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Read About this Topic in Electrification Magazine

trending tech electrification august croppedIn addition to these articles, you can also find more info on this subject in volume 4, issue 4 of IEEE Electrification Magazine

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Upcoming Meetings & Information

2020 Transactive Energy Systems Conference

TESC 2020Want to learn more about this topic?

IEEE and PES and the GridWise Architecture Council are partnering for this year's TESC to give panels and talks related to smart buildings as transactive energy hubs.

The virtual conference is coming December 7-10, so keep on the lookout for registration information.

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PES GM 2020 Content Coming Soon!

This year's PES General Meeting had a wealth of information on the topic of smart buildings as transactive energy hubs.

Couldn't make it to the live event or just want to see it again? No need to worry! All of the PES GM 2020 content and panels are coming soon to the PES Resource Center.

Keep an eye for when these two exciting sessions on this topic become available:

Providing Grid Flexibility from Buildings: Overview, Analytics, and Optimization

Paper Title: Grid Architecture, Transactive Energy Systems, and Energy Service Interface

Paper number: 20PESGM2194

Transactive Energy Ecosystem for Smart Buildings, Loads, and Customer Systems

Paper Title: The Transactive Energy Framework - Principles and Roadmap

Paper number: 20PESGM0988

Additional Groups

This topic is one being worked on by a variety of different groups both inside and outside of IEEE PES.

If you are really interested in smart buildings as transactive energy hubs check out these organizations and committees for even more info: