Modeling A Micro-Nexus of Water and Energy for Smart Villages/Cities/Buildings [article]

Qifeng Li, Suhyoun Yu, Ameena Al-Sumaiti, Konstantin Turitsyn
2017 arXiv   pre-print
This paper introduces a micro-nexus of water and energy which can be considered as one of the physical infrastructures of the future building/city/village systems. For the electricity side, an alternating current (AC) power flow model integrated with battery energy storage and renewable generation is adopted. The nonlinear hydraulic characteristics in pipe networks is also considered in the proposed micro water-energy nexus (WEN) model. Integer variables are involved to represent the on/off
more » ... e of pumps. Base on the proposed nexus model, a co-optimization framework of water and energy networks is developed. The overall co-optimization model is a mixed-integer nonlinear programming problem which is tested on a waterenergy nexus which consists of the IEEE 13-bus distribution system and a 8-node water distribution network. The simulation results demonstrate that the cost-efficiency of the co-optimization framework is higher than optimizing two systems independently.
arXiv:1711.03241v1 fatcat:awgy3diggfg3nlwjcmbsbxx27m