Optimal Dispatch Controller for Fuel Cell-Integrated Building: Preprint

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Stationary fuel cells can generate both electrical power and heat, making it them a promising local source to serve building loads. In this paper, we develop an optimal energy dispatch controller to operate a fuel cell-integrated building. The controller leverages the inherent thermal in the building to lower reduce its operating cost and allows the building to participate in providing grid services. The proposed controller is tested in a co-simulation setup, where the real building is represented as a high-fidelity model in EnergyPlus.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2018
EventHigh Performance Buildings Conference - West Lafayette, Indiana
Duration: 9 Jul 201812 Jul 2018


ConferenceHigh Performance Buildings Conference
CityWest Lafayette, Indiana

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5D00-71423


  • building
  • fuel cell
  • optimal energy dispatch controller


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