Sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Published: June 11, 2019

VirtualEPB

The goal of this collaborative research, with ORNL (who is the overall project lead) and the Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga, is to create calibrated virtual models of buildings within a utility’s service area to enable advanced grid modeling research (AGMR) integration with utility business systems. This will be achieved by making use of DOE’s suite of prototypical buildings, integrating available data sources for buildings with properties extracted from image processing of satellite and aerial imagery, developing leadership-class high performance computing capabilities for large-scale building simulations, and extracting relevant 15-minute utility data from advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) deployed for 176,579 buildings in EPB’s utility district.

Collaborator: Ork Ridge National Laboratory