OSU-ENGIE Connected Community: automated BUilding Control with Knowledge of distributed EnergY resources and Electrical Systems for Grid Offerings
Partners: ENGIE North America Inc., National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the University of California, Berkeley
Planned Location of Buildings: Columbus, OH
Building types: Up to 20 buildings on the OSU campus with a mix of commercial and multi-family buildings of diverse vintage and use types
New or retrofit buildings: Retrofit buildings
EE target: 35% reduction compared to year 2017 baseline
Total load: 10.3 MW peak demand
DERs planned: targeting 10 MW of rooftop PV, 29 existing EVs totaling 300kW, 105 MW of CHP, battery storage systems, and 50MW of wind
Flexible Loads: The targeted loads include HVAC setpoint DR shedding, duct static pressure reset, lighting, smart ventilation, dispatch of chillers and boilers and possibly some plug loads with a predicted impact of more than 0.75W per square foot.
Coordinated Controls: Cybersecure AI- and model predictive control-based approach, integrating local fault detection, ubiquitous sensing and AI-based comfort optimization using ENGIE’s Smart Institutions software platform.
Grid issues addressed: N/A
Grid services planned: Targeting frequency regulation, synchronized reserve, energy and capacity markets participation