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Optimization in Renewable Energy Systems

Book Description

Optimization in Renewable Energy Systems: Recent Perspectives covers all major areas where optimization techniques have been applied to reduce uncertainty or improve results in renewable energy systems (RES).

Production of power with RES is highly variable and unpredictable, leading to the need for optimization-based planning and operation in order to maximize economies while sustaining performance.

This self-contained book begins with an introduction to optimization, then covers a wide range of applications in both large and small scale operations, including optimum operation of electric power systems with large penetration of RES, power forecasting, transmission system planning, and DG sizing and siting for distribution and end-user premises.

This book is an excellent choice for energy engineers, researchers, system operators, system regulators, and graduate students.

  • Provides chapters written by experts in the field
  • Goes beyond forecasting to apply optimization techniques to a wide variety of renewable energy system issues, from large scale to relatively small scale systems
  • Provides accompanying computer code for related chapters

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of Contributors
  6. Chapter 1. Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 An Overview of Renewable Energy Systems
    3. 1.2 Types of Renewable Energy Systems
    4. 1.3 Economic Aspects of Renewable Energy Systems
    5. 1.4 Opportunities and Challenges of Renewable Energy Systems Integration
    6. 1.5 The Need for Optimization Tools to Solve Problems Related to Renewable Energy Systems
    7. 1.6 Conclusions
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. References
  7. Chapter 2. Introduction to Optimization
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 Introduction
    3. 2.2 Formulation of Optimization Problem
    4. 2.3 Solution Techniques for Unconstrained Optimization
    5. 2.4 Solution Techniques for Constrained Optimization and Relevant Applications to Renewable Energy Systems
    6. 2.5 Conclusion and Discussion
    7. References
  8. Chapter 3. Optimal Procurement of Contingency and Load Following Reserves by Demand Side Resources Under Wind-Power Generation Uncertainty
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Introduction
    3. 3.2 Mathematical Model
    4. 3.3 Case Studies
    5. 3.4 Conclusions
    6. Appendix A : 24-Bus System Test System Data
    7. Nomenclature
    8. References
  9. Chapter 4. Optimum Bidding of Renewable Energy System Owners in Electricity Markets
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 Renewable Energy System Owners in Electricity Markets
    3. 4.2 Price-Taker Models—MultiStage Stochastic Programming Approach
    4. 4.3 Price-Maker Models—MPEC Approach
    5. 4.4 Summary and Conclusion
    6. 4.5 Appendix: IEEE Reliability Test System
    7. References
  10. Chapter 5. Impacts of Accurate Renewable Power Forecasting on Optimum Operation of Power System
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 Introduction
    3. 5.2 Fundamentals of Renewable Power Forecasting Techniques
    4. 5.3 State-of-the-Art in Renewable Power Forecasting
    5. 5.4 The Literature on the Contribution of High-Accuracy Renewable Power Forecasts in Optimum Power System Operation
    6. 5.5 Discussion and Conclusion
    7. References
  11. Chapter 6. Optimum Transmission System Expansion Offshore Considering Renewable Energy Sources
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 Introduction
    3. 6.2 Classification of TEP Formulations
    4. 6.3 Transmission Expansion Planning in Europe
    5. 6.4 Review of TEP Formulations
    6. 6.5 Algorithms and Models for Solving TEP
    7. 6.6 Numerical Simulation
    8. 6.7 Conclusions and Future Research
    9. References
  12. Chapter 7. Optimum Sizing and Siting of Renewable-Energy-based DG Units in Distribution Systems
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1 Introduction
    3. 7.2 Renewable-Energy-Based DG Models
    4. 7.3 Effects of DGs on Distribution Networks
    5. 7.4 Optimal Placement
    6. 7.5 Case Study
    7. 7.6 Conclusions
    8. References
  13. Chapter 8. Optimum Design of Small-Scale Stand-Alone Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
    1. Abstract
    2. 8.1 Introduction
    3. 8.2 Hybrid Energy Systems Modeling
    4. 8.3 Hybrid Energy Systems Sizing and Optimization
    5. 8.4 Rural Electrification in a Remote Community
    6. 8.5 Conclusions
    7. List of Symbols
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. References
  14. Index