Optimal Model of Distributed Energy System by Using GAMS and Case Study

TitleOptimal Model of Distributed Energy System by Using GAMS and Case Study
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsYang, Yongwen, Weijun Gao, Yingjun Ruan, Ji Xuan, Nan Zhou, and Chris Marnay
Conference NameInternational Symposium on Sustainable Development of the Asian City Environment (SDACE) 2005
Date Published11/2005
PublisherLBNL
Conference LocationXi'an, China
Keywordsdistributed energy resources (der), electricity markets and policy group, energy analysis and environmental impacts department
Abstract

This paper adopts optimal model which used GAMS to develop methods and tools for conducting an integrated assessment of DER system. Three cases were studied. Energy-saving, environmental and economic efficiency were evaluated. The results of the simulation can be summarized as follows:

  1. For the current system, optimal operating time is about 4,132 hours per year and from 8 am to 22 pm every day.
  2. It is economical when electricity price increases or gas price decreases.
  3. According to the load function of system, energy-saving, environmental and economic efficiency will have a maximum value at optimal operating time.
  4. Compared with exhaust heat efficiency, power generation efficiency has more influence to the economic efficiency and CO2 reduction when the total efficiency is fixed.
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