Document Type

Conference Paper


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Electrical and electronic engineering

Publication Details

Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2013 48th International Universities' , vol., no., pp.1,5, 2-5 Sept. 2013 doi: 10.1109/UPEC.2013.6715037


In this paper, the electrical energy demand of a typical residential building has been extracted from a Virtual Environment (VE) simulation. The extracted energy demand is generated by input load demand and hourly operating information. Based on the electrical energy demand for a typical day, a building integrated photovoltaic (PV) system is then simulated in MATLAB to extract the current/voltage disturbance information into the network. Outcome of this simulation shows the voltage/current waveform along with the disturbances at different locations in the building. The city of Dublin, Ireland has been chosen as a geographical location and VE-Pro software has been used to develop the virtual environment simulation for the building energy system. The simulation based on VE-Pro and MATLAB indicates the scope for possible placement of Custom Power Devices (CPDs) to improve the power quality of the DG integrated building energy system.



Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology. Integrated Environmental Solutions under the Enterprise Partnership Scheme