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New problem formulation of emission constrained generation mix


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Yuan, C., Gu, C., Li, F., Kuri, B. and Dunn, R. W., 2013. New problem formulation of emission constrained generation mix. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 28 (4), pp. 4064-4071.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2013.2263230

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    Abstract

    This paper proposes an enhanced optimization formulation to help determine the type of power generation mix that can meet a given carbon emission target at the minimum cost. Compared to the previous studies, the model proposed in this paper takes account of the emission cost at operational level and explores its impacts on the long-term emission target oriented generation planning innovatively. Meanwhile, the model is able to take account of the integer variables and nonlinearity of the operational cost together with network constraints and renewable generation expansion in one long-term generation planning model. The problem is solved by an innovative discrete gradient search method, and a new concept, emission reduction cost (ERC), is developed, which helps determine which generation technology is the most cost efficient in emission reduction during different stages of generation expansion. A case study on a modified IEEE 30-bus system is presented to demonstrate the application of this model and the value of considering short-term emission costs and the network constraints on the long-term generation expansion. The results and sensitivity analysis are provided to show that a higher short-term financial pressure can help realize the emission target at a lower total cost (investment and operational costs). Optimization without considering it may overestimate the total cost required for the generation mix restructuring. Additionally, a comparative study shows that optimization without considering network constraints may underestimate the total cost required for realizing the specified emission reduction target.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsYuan, C., Gu, C., Li, F., Kuri, B. and Dunn, R. W.
    DOI10.1109/TPWRS.2013.2263230
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    Uncontrolled Keywordsemission cost,emission target,generation mix,network constraints,renewable generation
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Electronic & Electrical Engineering
    Research CentresCentre for Sustainable Power Distribution
    Publisher StatementNew_Problem_Formulation_of_Emission_Constrained_Generation_Mix.pdf: (C) 2013 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works.;21665671_C_Gu.pdf: (C) 2013 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works.
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code37826

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