Optimal Short-Term Scheduling of Photovoltaic Powered Multi-chiller Plants in the Presence of Demand Response Programs

  • Farkhondeh JabariEmail author
  • Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo


As we know, total cooling demand directly depends on solar irradiations in a way that when solar irradiance increases, the value of building cooling demand in different residential, commercial, and industrial sectors will be increased. Hence, use of solar energy for supplying total electricity requirement of chillers will be a cost-effective way in comparison with other energy resources. If solar photovoltaic panels are employed to produce electricity for driving chiller equipment, higher coefficient of performance for chillers will be attained and lower electricity cost will be paid while increasing the amount of cooling demand. In this chapter, short-term optimal scheduling of solar powered multi-chiller plants is presented. Moreover, real time demand response programs are introduced as a cooling-demand side management strategy in reducing total electricity consumptions of compression chillers by shifting a part of cooling load from on-peak hours to off-peak periods.


Photovoltaic cells Multi-chiller plants Demand response programs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of TabrizTabrizIran

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