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Deduction of optimal control strategies for a sector-coupled district energy system
A. Grimm, P. Schönfeldt, H. Torio, P. Klement, B. Hanke, K. von Maydell, C. Agert

Deduction of optimal control strategies for a sector-coupled district energy system

Energies, 14(21), [7257]

We present a method to turn the results of model-based optimisations into resilient and comprehensible control strategies. Our approach is to define priority lists for all available technologies in a district energy system. Using linear discriminant analysis and the results of the optimisations, these are then assigned to discrete time steps using a set of possible steering parameters. In contrast to the model-based optimisations, the deduced control strategies do not need predictions or even perfect foresight but solely rely on data about the present. The case study using priority lists presents results in terms of emissions and prices that are only about 5% off the linear optimum. Considering that the priority lists only need information about the present, the results of the control strategies obtained using the proposed method can be considered competitive.