The Fenix administration center has finished the two-year operation including the monitoring of the building and its cooperation with CTU UCEEB goes on
The University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings of the Czech Technical University has been cooperating with the Fenix Group a.s. company on the concept of smart energy management in buildings in the long term. Fenix Office Centrum in Jeseník is a pilot project where CTU UCEEB provisions the remote monitoring of the quality of the indoor environment as well as the controlling of the energy management. This year, the administration building will undergo several technical improvements.
Experts from CTU UCEEB finished the monitoring of the Fenix administration center in July of 2018 after two years. They were testing various operation modes of the battery repository. Moreover, two-week measuring and testing of the quality of the network and of the possibility of supporting the distribution network from the side of the object operator took place in cooperation with the ČEZ Distribuce, a.s. company.
Specialists on hybrid energy systems from the department of monitoring and controlling of smart buildings have provisioned the programming for the whole testing process. The controlling algorithm was based on the prediction of solar irradiance thanks to the PVForecast service and the estimate of consumption of electric energy in the building. It was changed every other day in order to check different concepts of use of the building with almost zero consumption as an active element of the network.
The results obtained by this measuring will be presented at specialized conferences and workshops and they will help the participating parties with development in areas of smart energy management.
At present, a large battery repository for provisioning the energy supplies without outages and decreasing the maximum values of energy consumption is being built in the production area of Fenix Group at present. In this part of the project, CTU UCEEB will provision the long-term monitoring and consultancy regarding the testing of the integration of a large repository into industrial production.
This September, our experts will install a special camera for photographing the sky (so-called skyscanner) on the Fenix administration building. This device will send the images to CTU servers for automated image processing in order to predict the movements of clouds and to classify the progress of solar radiation. The analysis will then serve for making the short-term forecast of the intensity of solar radiation for the photovoltaic system more accurate. This is a rare service in the framework of smart energy management which CTU UCEEB aims at in the long term. It should serve for optimum management of battery repositories with a photovoltaic system and it should provision affordable energy from renewable sources for users.