Multilevel unit commitment in smart grids


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Bosman, Maurice G.C. and Molderink, Albert and Bakker, Vincent and Smit, Gerard and Hurink, Johann L. (2012) Multilevel unit commitment in smart grids. In: 1st International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems, ICORES 2012, 6-8 February 2012, Vilamoura, Portugal.

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Abstract:This paper focuses on the planning of electricity resources in the developing electricity infrastructure. First we model the existing infrastructure and extend this model to a smart grid infrastructure, where we focus on the large scale introduction of small electricity generators, leading to generation possibilities at both ends of the electricity network. Then the traditional Unit Commitment Problem (UCP) is given. We extend this formulation to the Multilevel Unit Commitment Problem (MUCP), where we describe and include the possibilities that arise in the developing smart grid, in a general way. Based on the characteristics of the problem with its subdivision into different levels, a planning method for the MUCP is described. Finally we solve and analyze a scenario, where a fleet of 5000 houses is added to a small collection of power plants.
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Copyright:© 2012 SciTePress
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/80473
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0003716903610370
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