Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science

Integrating Commercial Greenhouses in the Smart Grid with Demand Response based Control of Supplemental Lighting

Authors
A. Clausen, H. M. Maersk-Moeller, Jan Corfixen Soerensen, B. N. Joergensen, K. H. Kjaer, C. O. Ottosen
Corresponding Author
A. Clausen
Available Online November 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.50How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Energy Management System; Demand Response; Smart Grid; Demand Side Management; Climate control; Supplemental Light; Photosynthesis; Weather Forecast; Electricity Cost; Decision Support; Energy Saving.
Abstract
In Northern Europe the production of ornamental pot plants in greenhouses requires use of supplemental light, as light is a restricting climatic factor for growth from late autumn until early spring. By participating in demand response programs such as real-time pricing, growers can schedule electricity consumption in hours where electricity prices are low, thus achieving savings in their electricity expenses. In this context we present a novel software system for dynamic control of supplemental lighting in greenhouses that aims at decreasing the electricity costs and energy consumption without loss in productivity. The software uses weather forecasts and electricity prices together with a photosynthesis model to compute energy and cost-efficient supplemental light plans, which fulfills the productivity goal defined by the grower. Experiments with different light control strategies revealed that electricity savings about 25% was possible without noticeable reductions in plant flowering and production time.
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Proceedings
2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
November 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-123-0
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.50How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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AU  - Jan Corfixen Soerensen
AU  - B. N. Joergensen
AU  - K. H. Kjaer
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