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Development of Design and Operation Support System For Risk-

Based Energy Conservation and Supply Management of Industrial and Societal Facilities

[2012 ~ 2016]

[Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF): NPRP 5 - 209 - 2 – 071]

 


 


 


 

 

Lead-PI

Dr. Hossam A.Gabbar

UOIT

Co-Lead PI

Dr. Farayi Musharavati

 Qatar University

PI

Dr. Shaligram Pokharel

Qatar University

 

                                Research Team

Position

Name

Institution

Postdoc

Researcher

Dr. Nasser Ayoub

 

Qatar University

Dr. Ahmed Eldessouky

UOIT

Dr. Aboelsood Zidan

Research Assistant

Samer Samir Abdelazim Gowid

Qatar University

Ayman Salem

 

Research and MASc. Students

Jason Runge

UOIT

Negar Honarmand

Daniel Bondarenko

 

Owais Muneer

Manir Isham

UOIT / Qatar University

Md. Razibul Islam

UOIT

Previous Members in the Research Team

Postdoc Researcher

Dr. Sajid Hussain

UOIT

Dr. Adelazeem Abdallah

 

 

 

Objectives

This project is to develop a design and support tool for building energy conservation and management (BECM) based on study, knowledge coding, modeling and simulation of building energy components. The tool generates scenarios for energy supply and energy conservation measures based on available building resources.

Successful Outcomes

·        Building Energy Modeling and Simulation using available modeling environments.

·        Building Energy Knowledgebase for Qualitative / Quantitative Models of Thermal, Fuel, and Power Grids in Buildings/Facilities.

·        Apply intelligent algorithms for Building Energy Conservation measures and control.

·        Risk-Based Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Building Energy Supply Network.

·        Develop evaluation and design support tool base on energy models of buildings equipped with internet online weather and fuel price support for real time evaluation and simulation of energy scenarios.

·        Access to online weather data and fuel price to monitor Energy KPIs of building expected energy scenarios during the design process and validated existed energy scenarios.

Target Industry

1.     Governmental Energy Authorities: Governments are among biggest investors in building industries. Evaluating and improving energy management of public and governmental buildings will significantly reduce energy bill and emission. The proposed tool allow government to evaluate, study and monitor the proper measures to improve energy profile. In addition, it allows government to monitor energy profiles of privet mega projects as a tool for energy and emission law enforcement.  

2.     Construction Industry: Construction companies are able to offer houses and apartments with lower energy bills, environmental friendly, more reliable and more convenient energy supply and management system. The customers will not only be able to reduce their energy bills but also monitor them and learn how to change their behavior to optimize their energy cost.       

3.     Solar Panels (PV) and wind turbine industries: The optimal deployment of building resources to allow penetration of renewables provides good opportunity of PV and wind turbine industries to market their products. With Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Return On Investment (ROI) tools that is supported by the proposed design and evaluation tool, that give estimation of economic benefits, KPIs satisfaction and online monitoring of building energy behavior, a detailed calculation of ROI can followed up and trust between customers and renewable industries can be created.

4.     Insolation and Control Industries: The proposed evaluation and design tool allow engineer analysis of existing building or future projects for possible energy conservation measures, such as wall and window insolation and control process of HVAC, to reduce energy consumption. It also provides ROI figures of insolation and control measures to build solid decision whether to use it or not.  

 

Published Papers

Journals

1.     Hossam A. Gabbar; Jason Runge; Daniel Bondarenko; Lowell Bower; Devarsh Pandya; Farayi Musharavati;  Shaligram Pokharel “Performance evaluation of gas-power strategies for building energy conservation” Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 93, 15 March 2015, Pages 187–196.

2.     Hossam A.Gabbar, Daniel Bondarenko, Sajid Hussain, Farayi Musharavati and Shaligram Pokharel, Building Thermal Energy Modelling with Loss Minimization, Journal of Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 49 (2014) 110–121.

3.     Abdelazeem Abdelsalam, Hossam A.Gabbar, Farayi Musharavati, Shaligram Pokharel, Dynamic Aggregated Building Electricity Load Modeling and Simulation, Journal of Modeling and Simulation Theory and Practice, Volume 42, March 2014, Pages 19–31.

4.     Sajid Hussain, Hossam A.Gabbar, A Multi-objective Evolutionary Optimization of Fuzzy Controller for Energy Conservation in Air Conditioning Systems, International Journal of Energy Research, 2013.

5.     Nasser Ayoub, Farayi Musharavati, Shaligram Pokharel, Hossam A.Gabbar, Energy consumption and conservation practices in Qatar – A case study of a hotel building, Journal of Energy and Buildings, Volume 84, December 2014, Pages 55-69.

6.     Hossam A. Gabbar, Abdelazeem Abdelsalam, Microgrid Energy Managements in Grid-Connected and Islanded Modes based SVC, Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 86, October 2014, Pages 964-972.

7.     Abdelazeem A. Abdelsalam, Hossam A. Gabbar, and Adel M. Sharaf, Performance Enhancement of Hybrid AC/DC Microgrid based D-FACTS, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Volume 63, December 2014, Pages 382-393.

8.     Abdelazeem A. Abdelsalam, Hossam A. Gabbar, and Adel M. Sharaf, Control Optimization of Hybrid AC/DC Microgrid with D-FACTS using Genetic Algorithm, International Journal of Power and Energy Systems, 12/2014; 63:382–393.

9.     Hossam A.Gabbar, Ming Xiaoli, Abdelazeem Abdelsalam, Negar Honarmand, Key Performance Indicator Modeling for Micro Grid Design and Operation Evaluation, International Journal of Distributed Energy Resources and Smart Grids (Accepted)

 

Conferences

1.     Hossam A.Gabbar, Lowell Bower, Devarsh Pandya, Apurva Agarwal, Rabiul Islam, Mayn Tomal, Resilient micro energy grids with gas-power and renewable technologies, IEEE Second Conference on Power Engineering and Renewable Energy (ICPERE) 2014, 9-11 Bali, Indonesia.

2.     Sajid Hussain, Hossam A. Gabbar, Farayi Musharavati,  and Shaligram Pokharel, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Evaluation of Energy Conservation in Buildings, IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Engineering, UOIT, Canada, 28-30 Aug, 2013.

3.     Hossam A.Gabbar, Farayi Musharavati, Shaligram Pokharel, Integrated Modeling and Operation Support For Building Energy Conservation, Advanced Building Skins 2014, Bressanone, Italy, 28-29 Oct, 2014.

4.     Hossam A.Gabbar, Farayi Musharavati, Shaligram Pokharel, System Approach For Building Energy Conservation, Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB-14, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 25 - 27 June 2014.

5.     Nasser Ayoub, Farayi Musharavati, Shaligram Pokharel and Hossam A.Gabbar, Risk Based Life Cycle Assessment Methodology and Application To Energy Conservation in Commercial Buildings, International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE’14), 11-13 August, 2014, UOIT, Oshawa, Canada

6.     Nasser Ayoub, Farayi Musharavati, Shaligram Pokharel and Hossam A.Gabbar, Energy Conservation in Commercial Buildings: Scenarios Analysis, International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE’14), 11-13 August, 2014, UOIT, Oshawa, Canada

7.     Daniel Bondarenko, Hossam A.Gabbar, Simulation Analysis for the Design of High Performance Smart Meter, IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Engineering, UOIT, Canada, 27-29 Aug, 2012, pp 27.

8.     Sajid Hussain, Hossam A.Gabbar, Load Forecasting for Efficient Control of Energy Flow in Smart Grids, International Workshop on Real Time Measurement, Instrumentation, and Control (RTMIC3011), Ontario, 2-3 Jun, 2011.

9.     Manir U Isham, Hossam A.Gabbar, Automatic Synthesis of Energy Semantic Networks For Energy Conservation & Supply Management, International Workshop on Real Time Measurement, Instrumentation, and Control (RTMIC3011), Ontario, 2-3 Jun, 2011.

10.                         Jason Runge, Hossam Gabbar “Solar Windows Control System for an Apartment Building in Toronto with Battery Storage” IEEE Conference in Power Engineering and Renewable Energy. 9-11 Dec, 2014.

11.                        Ahmed Eldessouky, Hossam A.Gabbar, Adaptive and Learning Fuzzy Controller of SVC for Power System Stability Enhancement, International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE) 2014, UOIT, Oshawa, Canada, 11-13 Aug, 2014.

12.                        F. R. Islam, Hossam A. Gabbar and H. R. Pota, Power Quality Improvement of Distribution Network using V2G, International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE’14), 11-13 August, 2014, Ontario, Canada

13.                        Xiaoli Meng; Gabbar, H.A., Research on multi-data sources data center architecture at UOIT, IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE), UOIT, 28-30 Aug, 2013, Ontario, Canada.

14.                        Razibul Islam, Hossam A.Gabbar, Analysis of Microgrid Protection Strategies, IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Engineering, UOIT, Canada, 27-29 Aug, 2012, pp 58.

15.                        Nabeel Ahmed, Ahmer Hansa, Divyeskumar Patel, Blasica Ratnarajah, Janan Vinayakamoorthy, Michael Vitale, Hossam A. Gabbar, Risk-Based Microgrid Design and Protection – Demonstration at UOIT, IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Engineering, UOIT, Canada, 27-29 Aug, 2012, pp 60.

 

 

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