American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Optimal Production Planning of Electricity from Coal-Fired Power Plant Networks under Environmental Considerations

Habib H. Al-Ali, Yousef Saif, Ali Elkamel and Ali Lohi

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2008.358.367

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 4

Pages 358-367

Abstract

In this study, electricity production from a network of coal power plants and under environmental constraints is considered. Several pollutants are incorporated into the decision planning process including nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx) and mercury (Hg). A Nonconvex Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming (MINLP) model was first developed to assist in the evaluation process. An exact linearization of the nonconvex terms was then derived to reformulate the MINLP model into a mixed integer linear program (MILP). Several scenarios of electricity production planning and emission reduction targets are analyzed on a representative case study.

Copyright

© 2008 Habib H. Al-Ali, Yousef Saif, Ali Elkamel and Ali Lohi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.