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Students and professors of the PhD in Energy Management participate in the Ibero-American Congress of Smart Cities

Students and professors of the doctorate Energy Management for Sustainable Development, presented at the II Ibero-American Congress of Smart Cities, held in Soria, Spain

Students and professors of the PhD in Energy Management participate in the Ibero-American Congress of Smart Cities

SANTO DOMINGO. -Students y teachers of doctorate en Energy Management for Sustainable Development of Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), presented three posters de research seeking increase la energy management y reducir el cost of supply de Energy de Dominican Republic, During and II Ibero-American Congress of Smart Cities ICSC-CITIES 2019.

In the event, which was held at the University of Valladolid Duques de Soria University Campus, in Spain. The posters were presented by the students Miguel Aybar Mejía y Deyslen Mariano, in the elaboration of these research works participated Felix Santos, PhD coordinator, And the Iosvani López, Lesyani León, Atilio Frias y Victor Samuel Ocaña, PhD professors. The students also participated Maximum Dominguez y René Baez.

Miguel Aybar, Lesyani León, Iosvani López, Félix Santos and Atilio de Frías released the details of an energy management platform based on a smart generation micro-network distributed with renewable energies.

“The scope is to move from centralized energy systems to distributed systems in which end users are called to be more interactive with markets, including elements such as smart measurement, power electronics, information management and communication (ICT) , renewable and distributed resources, prediction and demand management systems and electric vehicles ”, highlights the research.

The platform will be implemented as an experimental educational laboratory or facility aimed at building institutional research capacities at INTEC. In addition, it will contribute to the strengthening of postgraduate research programs at local and national level in science and technology and will support the tutoring of graduate students.

Meanwhile, Deyslen Mariano, Félix Santos, Iosvani Lopez, Luis Hernández and Lesyani León proposed a model on the development of a building energy management system (BEMS), encouraging the transition to intelligent buildings with low net energy consumption in Dominican Republic.

"The objective of this research is to develop a predictive control that can be applied to a cyber-physical system (CPS), providing a certain degree of intelligence to buildings so that energy resources can be used efficiently," underlines the proposal.

INTEC representatives state that the energy consumption in buildings open to the public is 40% higher than residential buildings and buildings concentrate a good part of the energy consumption of the countries, around 30% of the final energy demand.

Therefore, they understand that among the techniques that can be managed to increase energy efficiency in buildings, there is the integration of computational and physical processes, intelligent controls (such as CPS) that demonstrate savings of 10% for simple controls up to 60 % for more advanced smart controls.

On the other hand, Máximo Domínguez, René Báez, Miguel Aybar, Víctor Ocaña and Félix Santos presented an initial research proposal on the evaluation of demand response programs through the use of self-organized maps and the elasticity of substitution, to reduce cost of energy supply in the wholesale electricity market

"The supply of electricity demand at a minimum cost is met by public and private agents participating in the market, however, the way to solve their planning and operation is hindered by the amount of variables and criteria involved," highlights the investigation.

To specify the contribution of the participants in the demand response programs, a model is proposed to evaluate their performance to help in the decision making in the energy policies applied to the wholesale electricity market, considering high levels of non-renewable energy penetration conventional

INTEC representatives understand that the expected results of this research can provide baseline information to open the discussion on related regulatory, economic, social and environmental issues.

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