Economic and Environmental Optimization of Microgrids

Economic and Environmental Optimization of Microgrids

TitleEconomic and Environmental Optimization of Microgrids
Publication TypePresentation
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsChris Marnay, Michael Stadler

DER-CAM is a mixed integer linear program that minimizes the annual energy costs, carbon emissions, or multiple objectives of providing services to a building-scale microgrid. It has been licensed by several national and international research institutes, and commercialization efforts are ongoing.

Users can access DER-CAM through the Internet to gain broad access to the DER optimization platform. Other versions provide the ability to determine economically- or environmentally-optimal solutions to the challenge of installing and operating microgrid energy equipment (e.g., solar, thermal, fuel cells, and energy storage). The speakers discuss current projects highlighting the program's capabilities, as well as the results of various case studies.


Presented at NREL on 28 March 2013 as part of the Energy Systems Integration Seminar Series