The investigation of interdependency among energy carriers in different energy networks is beneficial for network operators in minimizing the operation cost of the whole networks and supplying the energy demands continuously. This study aims at evaluating the effectiveness of considering interconnections among energy sources, which is known as multi-carrier energy systems, on the operation of the energy networks. The proposed scheme aims to analyze the gas, power, heating, and water energy sources and their interdependencies in operation of multi-carrier energy networks considering the gas and power networks constraints and interdependent constraints of all the energy carriers. Accordingly, the role of combined heat and power technology, gas-fired power plants, pumped-storage systems, gas storage, heat buffer tank, and wind turbines as well as the power and gas network constraints are studied in the current work. The operation of multi-carrier energy systems in the presence of the above-mentioned technologies are studied to meet daily power, gas, heating and water loads. The proposed scheme is implemented in a case study to evaluate the practicality and performance of the scheme, which is analyzed by providing two cases for the selected multi-carrier energy network.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering