Simulating residential electricity and heat demand in urban areas using an agent-based modelling approach

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Title: Simulating residential electricity and heat demand in urban areas using an agent-based modelling approach
Authors: Acha Izquierdo, S
Van Dam, KH
Markides, C
Shah, N
Bustos-Turu, G
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Cities account for around 75% of the global energy demand and are responsible for 60-70% of the global greenhouse gasses emissions. To reduce this environmental impact it is important to design efficient energy infrastructures able to deal with high level of renewable energy resources. A crucial element in this design is the quantitative understanding of the dynamics behind energy demands such as transport, electricity and heat. In this paper an agent-based simulation model is developed to generate residential energy demand profiles in urban areas, influenced by factors such as land use, energy infrastructure and user behaviour. Within this framework, impact assessment of low carbon technologies such as plug-in electric vehicles and heat pumps is performed using London as a case study. The results show that the model can generate important insights as a decision support tool for the design and planning of sustainable urban energy systems.
Issue Date: 8-Apr-2016
Date of Acceptance: 4-Jan-2016
Publisher: IEEE
Journal / Book Title: 2016 IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCON)
Copyright Statement: © 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Sponsor/Funder: EDF Energy R&D UK Centre
Funder's Grant Number: PO# 4540110473
Conference Name: Energycon 2016
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2016-04-04
Finish Date: 2016-04-08
Conference Place: Leuven
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Chemical Engineering

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