Tight MIP Formulations of the Power-Based Unit Commitment Problem
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This paper provides the convex hull description for the basic operation of slow- and quick-startunits in power-based unit commitment (UC) problems. The basic operating constraints that are modeled forboth types of units are: 1) generation limits and 2) minimum up and down times. Apart from this, the startupand shutdown processes are also modeled, using 3) startup and shutdown power trajectories for slow-startunits, and 4) startup and shutdown capabilities for quick-start units. In the conventional UC problem, powerschedules are used to represent the staircase energy schedule; however, this simpliﬁcation leads to infeasibleenergy delivery, as stated in the literature. To overcome this drawback, this paper provides a power-basedUC formulation drawing a clear distinction between power and energy. The proposed constraints can be usedas the core of any power-based UC formulation, thus tightening the ﬁnal mixed-integer programming UCproblem. We provide evidence that dramatic improvements in computational time are obtained by solvingdiﬀerent case studies, for self-UC and network-constrained UC problems.
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Research subject Electrical Engineering; Mathematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-151883OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-151883DiVA: diva2:748955
QS 20142014-09-222014-09-222014-09-23Bibliographically approved