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A model predictive control strategy for load shifting in a water pumping scheme with maximum demand charges

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3 Author(s)
van Staden, A.J. ; Dept. of Electr. Electron. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa ; Zhang, J. ; Xia, X.

This paper defines and evaluates a model predictive control strategy with binary integer programming optimization for load shifting in a water pumping scheme. Both time-of-use and maximum demand charges are considered in the control model. The control model yields near optimal switching times which reduce time-of-use and maximum demand based electricity costs. Both the time-of-use and maximum demand charges have a significant effect on the optimal switching times.

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PowerTech, 2009 IEEE Bucharest

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June 28 2009-July 2 2009