The event-driven optimal (EDO) control has recently been proposed for central air-conditioning (AC) systems for operation improvement. In EDO control, optimization actions are driven by pre-defined events. However, there is lack of a systematic approach to defining events in existing studies of EDO control. To address this limitation, this paper proposes a systematic method to define events for the EDO control of AC systems. Events are defined from the perspective of guaranteeing high optimization necessity. The event definition method is illustrated through a case study of an AC system.
Keywords Air-conditioning system, Real-time optimal control, Event-driven optimal control, Event definition