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Makki M, Rashidinejad M, Abdollahi A, Salehizadeh M R. Energy Efficiency Improvement by Integrating Cryptocurrency Miners in An Energy Hub Framework. jocee 2022; 1 (2) :67-80
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1- Department of the Electrical Engineering Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran
2- Department of the Electrical Engineering, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran
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Following population growth, the need for food is increased all over the world. In this regard, investment in greenhouses becomes an attractive solution to produce fresh agricultural products. In some parts of Iran, greenhouses are usually located next to residential buildings in rural areas. Both residential buildings and greenhouses consume electrical and thermal energy. In this regard, they can be considered in an energy hub in which photovoltaic (PV) systems and combined heat and power units (CHP) are used as the sources of electrical and thermal energies. This energy hub can be connected to the distribution network for the energy exchange. To enhance economic profit, cryptocurrency miners can be integrated into the energy hub. From the energy perspective, cryptocurrency miners consume electrical energy and produce heat. In this regard, the configuration of the energy hub becomes more complex and requires an optimal operational management and energy efficiency improvement mechanism. To this purpose, this paper presents a novel optimization framework by considering electrical energy storing, CO2 capturing, and miner heat recycling. This energy hub has been investigated for a rural residential hub in Golzar area, Kerman province of Iran, and the results are analyzed.
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Received: 2022/05/7 | Accepted: 2022/11/20 | ePublished ahead of print: 2022/12/1 | Published: 2022/12/20

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