ISGT 2015 - Feb, 2015

Title of the Conference/Workshop: 6th Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies

Location: Washington, D.C., USA

Dates: 17th-20th February, 2015



Brief description of the conference:

This 6th Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) 2015 was held in Washington, D.C., USA during 17 - 20 February 2015 at Grand Hyatt Washington and it was sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES). The Conference was a forum for participants to discuss state-of-the-art innovations in smart grid technologies. The conference was organised in plenary and panel sessions, as well as technical paper presentations and poster sessions. Moreover, tutorials by international experts on smart grid applications were also offered to the attendees. The overall theme for 2015 was “Smart Grid – Present and Future”, focusing on the future migration path for the smart grid as new and emerging technologies converge with power system developments to create smart energy systems.


Campus21 publications

Predictability of Energy Characteristics for Cooling, Ventilation and Heating Systems in Sports Facilities



In this paper we analyze operational energy data of the cooling, ventilation and heating systems of the professional soccer stadium Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt, Germany. We analyze data collected over a six month period in 2014 statistically and show that depending on the stadium’s operational context consumption patterns vary largely among the different systems resulting in very different behaviors. The results provide insights into what drives the energy consumption for different systems of a large commercial sports facility: the static heating system is purely dependent on outside air temperature, ventilation exhibits a pronounced daily consumption pattern irrespective of the temperature and cooling is driven by a combination of event operation and air temperature. While the data collected does not provide sufficient confidence for determining the arena’s base temperature for heating degree day normalization, its cooling degree day base temperature is 15°C. These insights will allow us to predict and balance the energy demand of different subsystems, resulting in energetic improvements of the stadium operation.