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Combination of Lagrangian-relaxation and linear-programming approaches for fuel-constrained unit-commitment problems

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2 Author(s)
Tong, S.K. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Illinois Inst. of Technol., Chicago, IL, USA ; Shahidehpour, S.M.

The authors present a new method for determining the unit-commitment schedule of a power system which operates under fuel utilisation constraints. The proposed method employs the Lagrangian relaxation approach to determine a feasible suboptimal schedule. Then, linear programming is applied to improve the feasible solution, as well as seeking the optimal economic dispatch of the committed generators. The algorithm is implemented on a VAX11/780 machine to solve the unit-commitment problem of a system which consists of 26 thermal units and 6 fuel-constrained units. Numerical results presented in this paper describe the usefulness and practicality of the proposed method.<>

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Generation, Transmission and Distribution, IEE Proceedings C  (Volume:136 ,  Issue: 3 )