Hourly Scheduling of Energy Hub Including CCHP, Solar and Energy Storage in Mild and Warm Climates
One of the most significant challenges of energy distribution network companies is producing electricity, heat and cooling demands. One specific solution to overcome the problem is operating different energy networks such as gas and electricity simultaneously. An especial approach to utilization of the networks is “Energy Hubs”. Energy hub entails electricity, gas, heat, and sometimes cooling networks. Energy hub enters gas and electricity as its inputs. Renewable energy resources also can connect to the network. Energy hub function is supplying electricity and heat demands in order that operation costs minimize. CHP is employed as heart of energy hub in which simplifies integration of different energy networks. In this paper, CCHP is employed to operate gas, electricity, heat and cooling energy carriers. Furthermore, solar, energy storages and absorption chiller are integrated to energy hub. The proposed hub is scheduled by the aforementioned technologies in different hot and cold climates in order to minimize the costs. Furthermore, the results demonstrate whether the proposed hub performs better in hot or cold climate.