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Back Optimal Operating Policies for Hybrid Wind/Fossil Fuel Energy Systems
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||Naval Research Program|
Singham, Devaushi I.
Craparo, Emily M.
|Sponsor||NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)|
|Summary||Renewable energy options are currently being explored as methods of complementing traditional energy sources for military installations. A number of installations currently use wind power to satisfy a portion of their demand. Wind power is clean, cost effective, and does not depend on a steady supply of incoming fuel. However, it is not reliable enough to be the sole power source for military purposes where constant readiness is necessary. Backup generators are required, but these generators are inefficient when utilized intermittently. Thus, direct timing of use with the availability of wind power is not cost effective. In this research, we develop stochastic optimization models for optimally dispatching diesel generators based on ensemble predictions of wind power output. Specifically, we design optimal day-ahead policies for joint operation of wind turbines and backup generators. We also consider storage of energy generated during high-wind periods, and we account for the cost of storage as well as production costs of all forms of power. Building on this model for optimal deployment of existing power generation assets, we will also construct a long-term capital planning model to determine optimal procurements of energy generation and storage assets.|
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