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Title: Enhancing Stochastic Unit Commitment to Include Nodal Wind Power Uncertainty
Authors: Rui Barbosa Pinto
Leonel Magalhães Carvalho
Jean Sumaili
Vladimiro Miranda
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: The Unit Commitment (UC) problem consists on the day-ahead scheduling of thermal generation units. The scheduling process is based on a forecast for the demand, which adds uncertainty to the decision of starting or shutting down units. With the increasing penetration of renewable energy sources, namely wind power, the level of uncertainty is such that deterministic UC approaches that rely uniquely on point forecasts are no longer appropriate. The UC approach reported in this paper considers a stochastic formulation and includes constraints for the technical limits of thermal generation units, like ramp-rates and minimum and maximum power output, and also for the power flow equations by integrating the DC model in the optimization process. The objective is to assess the ability of the stochastic UC approach to decrease the expected value of load shedding and wind power loss when compared to the deterministic UC approach. A case study based on IEEE-RTS 79 system, which has 24 buses and 32 thermal generation units, for two different penetrations of wind power and a 24-hour horizon is carried out. The computational performance of the methodology proposed is also discussed to show that considerable performance gains without compromising the robustness of the stochastic UC approach can be achieved.
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