An IGDT-Based Energy Management System for Local Energy Communities Considering Phase-Change Thermal Energy Storage
Journal article, 2024

Local energy communities (LECs) facilitate energy distribution, supply, consumption, storage, and trading for the communities and their members. This paper proposes an energy management system (EMS) for optimal heat and power scheduling in LECs. A novel model for the phase-change thermal energy storage (TES) which is applicable in mixed integer linear problems (MILP), is introduced. Furthermore, a risk-averse and risk-seeker EMS is developed that incorporates the integration of TES to optimize electricity and heat scheduling in LECs. The developed EMS doesn't require probability distribution functions of predicted data which makes it valuable in cases with high levels of uncertainties or lack of sufficient historical data. To validate the performance of the proposed TES model, real time studies are conducted on an industrial TES provided by Azelio company. Likewise, the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed EMS are evaluated on a real LEC at Chalmers University of Technology campus, Gothenburg, Sweden.

phase change thermal energy storage

Electricity and heat scheduling

Stirling engines

Phase change materials

local energy community

Heating systems


risk-averse model

energy management system

Resistance heating

Energy management

Thermal energy


Maryam Mohiti Ardakani

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Mohammadreza Mazidi

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Niccolo Oggioni

Azelio AB

David Steen

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Anh Tuan Le

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

2022 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2022 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe, EEEIC / I and CPS Europe 2022

00939994 (ISSN) 19399367 (eISSN)

Vol. 60 3 4470-4481

Subject Categories

Energy Engineering

Energy Systems



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