Modelling and solutions of coordinated economic dispatch with wind–hydro–thermal complex power source structure

Modelling and solutions of coordinated economic dispatch with wind–hydro–thermal complex power source structure

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This study presents an efficient optimisation strategy for solving coordinated economic dispatch problem with wind–hydro–thermal complex power source structure. The wind–hydro–thermal coordinated dispatch aims to minimise the total fuel costs of coal-fired thermal power units while satisfying all kinds of operating constraints. To better handle the random variables in the constraints introduced by wind power and load demand during analysis, a probabilistic analytical model is employed to describe the uncertainty of wind farm power output first; moreover, then an improved convolution method is applied to calculate the total stochastic power consisting of load demand and power output of wind farm. The two-stage stochastic linear programming method and stochastic chance constraints are employed to further form a new deterministic objective function with penalty items taken into account. An enhanced particle swarm optimisation method is applied in the solution of the proposed model. Finally, the simulations are performed on a 6-bus test system and a real-sized China power grid test system to investigate the effectiveness and validity of the proposed optimisation strategy.


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