Project Objective

The U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) is a pioneering research and development (R&D) consortium bringing together governments, key policymakers, researchers, and industry to develop a long-term platform for sustainable U.S.-China joint R&D. Ultra-efficient buildings and microgrids require complex optimization both for operations and when choosing equipment. This CERC project is developing software that optimizes distributed energy resource (DER) technology selection and operation. The three tools each have a separate purpose: the first finds optimal on-site generation, storage, and control equipment combinations that minimize cost and carbon footprint; the second is a 1-7 day ahead optimal control strategy generator; and the third analyzes multiple buildings to build bottom-up estimates of market trends. DER technologies could reduce carbon in Chinese commercial buildings by 40%.


DOE Technology Manager: Marina Sofos
Presenter: Wei Feng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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