This paper presents a two-stage stochastic programming model for optimal scheduling of the wind-thermal-hydropower-pumped storage system considering the competitive interactions between the electrical generation units. The first stage is focused on the day-ahead scheduling of the thermal power plants while the balancing market dispatch is considered in the second stage using the stochastic producers and quick dispatch units. To capture the uncertainties associated with electricity demand and wind speed, Latin hyperbolic sampling and fast forward selection methods are applied for scenario generation and reduction processes, respectively. The flexibility of the studied system is analyzed considering the variations of the key parameters of thermal units and the transmission line's capacity. For this work, the modified IEEE 14-bus standard test system integrated with the components of the studied system is selected as the case study. After solving the problem, the maximum potential of clean energy production units is used in comparison with fossil fuel-based units through the optimal scheduling of the wind-thermal-hydropower-pumped storage system. Given the numerical results, reducing the flexibility of the system by reducing the ramp up/down parameters, increasing the minimum up/down parameters, and reducing the transmission line capacity has been led to increase of 6.47%, 7.3%, and 9.77% in the total energy cost, respectively.
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- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering