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Distribution network design of U.S. districts in the URBANopt platform

C. Mateo T. Gómez

February 2020 - September 2021

Funding entity U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Participated by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, Ladybug Tools, University of Colorado, City of Westminster, Engie Lab, Saint-Denis


The objetive of the URBANopt Grid-Interactive Efficient Building (GEB) Modeling Toolkit, is to model efficient, connected and smart building with a portfolio of interoperable technologies that can adjust demand up or down and shift, store, or dispatch electric load in response to grid and building needs. In this project the U.S. Reference Network Model (RNM-US) will be integrated into the URBANopt platform in order to design the distribution network of districts, to be able to analyze the interaction between the buildings and the distribution network, taking into account distributed energy resources.


    Research topics:
  • Representative electricity networks and applications
  • Planning and operation of DER

URBANOPT-RNM-US