Unit commitment by dynamic programming for microgrid operational planning optimization and emission reduction

Kanchev H., Francois B., Lazarov V.

International Aegean Conference on Electrical Machines and Power Electronics / Electromotion Joint Conference, İstanbul, Turkey, 8 - 10 September 2011, pp.502-507 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.502-507
  • Keywords: Smart grid, micro grid, renewable energy optimization, emissions minimization, energry management, dynamic programming, unit commitment
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper presents a 24 hour ahead microgrid power planning using the approach of unit commitment by dynamic programming. The studied system comprises twelve PV based active generators with embedded storage and three micro gas turbines. Based on the prediction of the energy available from the PV generator, the storage availability, the micro turbine emission characteristics and the load prediction, a central energy management system calculates a 24-hour ahead plan of the power references for three micro gas turbines and the active generators in order to minimize the CO2 equivalent emissions of the gas turbines.