Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Erik Delarue and  David Bekaert and  Ronnie Belmans and  William D'haeseleer
%D 2007 
%J  International Journal of Electrical, Computer, Energetic, Electronic and Communication Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 4, 2007
%T Development of a Comprehensive Electricity Generation Simulation Model Using a Mixed Integer Programming Approach 
%V 4
%X This paper presents the development of an electricity simulation model taking into account electrical network constraints, applied on the Belgian power system. The base of the model is optimizing an extensive Unit Commitment (UC) problem through the use of Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP). Electrical constraints are incorporated through the implementation of a DC load flow. The model encloses the Belgian power system in a 220 – 380 kV high voltage network (i.e., 93 power plants and 106 nodes). The model features the use of pumping storage facilities as well as the inclusion of spinning reserves in a single optimization process. Solution times of the model stay below reasonable values.

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