This project will use intelligent building load management to improve energy resilience of the base. In particular, this project will:
This project will use site-specific weather forecasting and model-predictive control methods to quantify building load flexibility, and use global sensitivity analysis to analyze the impact of load disturbances on microgrid voltage quality under grid-tied operations and system stability under islanded operations. With building load flexibility and load disturbance impact quantified, MADRL algorithm will be implemented to improve energy efficiency for normal gridconnected operations and enhance energy resilience for islanded operations under grid outages. All technologies will be demonstrated on the digital twin system that will be created for Marine Corps Air Station Miramar microgrid. The experiment results will be used to inform real system operations in the base.
The outcome of this project will enable intelligent single-building loads management and multi-building coordination. The technology provides cost-effective solutions for the Department of Defense facilities to: