Daily generation management at Electricite de France: from planning towards real time

A. Renaud
1993 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control  
This paper is intended to show the actual interest the application of new optimization methods may have in order to improve the operation of power systems. with this aim, the work carried out Over the last few years to optimize day-to-day operation of electricity generation is First, we offer a critical analysis of the modeling and methods Second, we present the methodological breakthroughs which Finally, we show how these breakthroughs will be used: APOGEE program, an annual basis. At the Same
more » ... basis. At the Same time, the number of changes in power output is limited on a daily basis, particularly in order to limit the production of radioactive waste. As a result, there are also "controls supplies" which have to be presented. managed on this time scale. To these two specific characteristics is to be added the more conventional factor (since it has to be dealt with by implemented today for daily operation. have been achieved in the last two years. all companies generating electricity), linked to start-up operation. The start-up costs for thermal power plants . in a new tool for optimizing generation schedules-the and the nonconvexity of their operation domain (when the plant is on-line, the minimum level of power output in on-line optimization functions for control centers.
doi:10.1109/9.231462 fatcat:y4b2omq655b3xptmcdufehkvtq