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Publikācija: Biogas Power Plant Operation Considering Limited Biofuel Resources

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in conference proceedings indexed in SCOPUS or WOS database
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Biogas Power Plant Operation Considering Limited Biofuel Resources
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.2 Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information and communication engineering
Authors Renāta Varfolomejeva
Antans Sauļus Sauhats
Inga Iļjina
Zane Broka
Keywords biogas power plant, combined heat and power (CHP), stochastic optimization, electricity market
Abstract The problem of operational planning of a biogas combined heat and power (CHP) plant under conditions of limited biofuel resources is analyzed in this paper. The power plant operation mode depends on the biomass amount and its delivery. Consideration of parameters with high dispersion, such as the ambient temperature, thermal energy consumption and energy price, makes the problem solution much more complicated and requires new algorithms and software tools. This paper proposes an algorithm of stochastic optimization to estimate the maximum value of income by taking into account the random nature of variables. When the biomass resource is limited, the need of its optimal distribution for all the time periods considered becomes of top importance. In this paper, a case study is conducted on a realistic biogas CHP plant that demonstrates the feasibility of our stochastic optimization algorithm. It is concluded that the proposed algorithm can increase the efficiency of the biogas power plant operations under conditions of limited resources. The main distinction of this paper is that a biogas CHP plant optimization model is considered from the point of view of income maximization under market conditions taking into account the limited biomass resources.
DOI: 10.1109/EEEIC.2015.7165225
Hyperlink: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=7165225 
Reference Varfolomejeva, R., Sauhats, A., Umbraško, I., Broka, Z. Biogas Power Plant Operation Considering Limited Biofuel Resources. In: 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC 2015): Conference Proceedings, Italy, Rome, 10-13 June, 2015. Rome: 2015, pp.570-575. ISBN 978-1-4799-7992-9. e-ISBN 978-1-4799-7993-6. Available from: doi:10.1109/EEEIC.2015.7165225
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