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Scheduling electric power production at a wind farm


  • Zhang, Zijun
  • Kusiak, Andrew
  • Song, Zhe


We present a model for scheduling power generation at a wind farm, and introduce a particle swarm optimization algorithm with a small world network structure to solve the model. The solution generated by the algorithm defines the operational status of wind turbines for a scheduling horizon selected by a decision maker. Different operational scenarios are constructed based on time series data of electricity price, grid demand, and wind speed. The computational results provide insights into management of a wind farm.

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  • Zhang, Zijun & Kusiak, Andrew & Song, Zhe, 2013. "Scheduling electric power production at a wind farm," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 224(1), pages 227-238.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:224:y:2013:i:1:p:227-238
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2012.07.043

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