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An advanced model for the efficient and reliable short-term operation of insular electricity networks with high renewable energy sources penetration


  • Simoglou, Christos K.
  • Kardakos, Evaggelos G.
  • Bakirtzis, Emmanouil A.
  • Chatzigiannis, Dimitris I.
  • Vagropoulos, Stylianos I.
  • Ntomaris, Andreas V.
  • Biskas, Pandelis N.
  • Gigantidou, Antiopi
  • Thalassinakis, Emmanouil J.
  • Bakirtzis, Anastasios G.
  • Catalão, João P.S.


This paper presents an overview of the different methodologies and mathematical optimization models developed in the framework of the EU-funded project SiNGULAR towards the optimal exploitation and efficient short-term operation of RES production in insular electricity networks. Specifically, the algorithms employed for the creation of system load and RES production scenarios that capture the spatial and temporal correlations of the corresponding variables as well as the procedure followed for the creation of units׳ availability scenarios using Monte Carlo simulation are discussed. In addition, the advanced unit commitment and economic dispatch models, that have been developed for the short-term scheduling of the conventional and RES generating units in different short-term time-scales (day-ahead, intra-day, and real-time) are presented. Indicative test results from the implementation of all models in the pilot system of the island of Crete, Greece, are illustrated and valuable conclusions are drawn.

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  • Simoglou, Christos K. & Kardakos, Evaggelos G. & Bakirtzis, Emmanouil A. & Chatzigiannis, Dimitris I. & Vagropoulos, Stylianos I. & Ntomaris, Andreas V. & Biskas, Pandelis N. & Gigantidou, Antiopi & T, 2014. "An advanced model for the efficient and reliable short-term operation of insular electricity networks with high renewable energy sources penetration," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 415-427.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:38:y:2014:i:c:p:415-427
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.06.015

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