Intelligent energy management based on SCADA system in a real Microgrid for smart building applications
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2021

Energy management is one of the main challenges in Microgrids (MGs) applied to Smart Buildings (SBs). Hence, more studies are indispensable to consider both modeling and operating aspects to utilize the upcoming results of the system for the different applications. This paper presents a novel energy management architecture model based on complete Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system duties in an educational building with an MG Laboratory (Lab) testbed, which is named LAMBDA at the Electrical and Energy Engineering Department of the Sapienza University of Rome. The LAMBDA MG Lab simulates in a small scale a SB and is connected with the DIAEE electrical network. LAMBDA MG is composed of a Photovoltaic generator (PV), a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), a smart switchboard (SW), and different classified loads (critical, essential, and normal) some of which are manageable and controllable (lighting, air conditioning, smart plugs operating into the LAB). The aim of the LAMBDA implementation is making the DIAEE smart for energy saving purposes. In the LAMBDA Lab, the communication architecture consists in a complex of master/slave units and actuators carried out by two main international standards, Modbus (industrial serial standard for electrical and technical monitoring systems) and Konnex (an open standard for commercial and domestic building automation). Making the electrical department smart causes to reduce the required power from the main grid. Hence, to achieve the aims, results have been investigated in two modes. Initially, the real-time mode based on the SCADA system, which reveals real daily power consumption and production of different sources and loads. Next, the simulation part is assigned to shows the behavior of the main grid, loads and BESS charging and discharging based on energy management system. Finally, the proposed model has been examined in different scenarios and evaluated from the economic aspect.

Real-time controller

Communication protocols


Smart building

Intelligent energy management system

Supervisory control and data acquisition


Mostafa Kermani

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Elkraftteknik

Behin Adelmanesh

Sapienza, Università di Roma

Erfan Shirdare

Sapienza, Università di Roma

Catalina Alexandra Sima

Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti (UPB)

Domenico Luca Carnì

Università della Calabria

Luigi Martirano

Sapienza, Università di Roma

Renewable Energy

0960-1481 (ISSN)

Vol. 171 1115-1127


Inbäddad systemteknik


Annan elektroteknik och elektronik



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