A New Methodology to Solve Joint Energy and Primary Reserve SchedulingM. Rouholamini1, 2, M. Rashidinejad1, S. Esmaeili1, M. Mahmoudabadi2
- *Corresponding Author:
- M. Rouholamini
Electrical Engineering Department
Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Received date: February 2012, Revised date: May 2012, Accepted date: June 2012
The unit commitment problem has been broadly studied in recent years in many researches. However, this is not all of the important tasks for independent system operator. One of the most important tasks is the optimal provision of primary frequency regulation reserve with the lowest cost that should be considered in the unit commitment problem. Frequency control in power system, as an ancillary service, has closed dependence to hourly scheduling of energy. In this paper, a novel approach is proposed to solve simultaneous scheduling of energy and primary reserve using genetic algorithm. The proposed methodology is fast and simple against conventional methods. In addition, applicability of scheduled primary reserve has been considered in optimization process. Finally, simulation results for a 17 unit case study are presented in comparison with a related work. The simulation results using Matlab 2009a are presented which verify the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed method.