Book Chapter

Operational Optimization of Multigeneration Systems

Pierluigi Mancarella, Gianfranco Chicco

Electric Power Systems Advanced Forecasting Techniques and Optimal Generation Scheduling | CRC Press | Published : 2012


The evolution of power systems is being deeply influenced by the growing need for enhancing energy saving and cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy generation in order to meet challenging environmental targets set by governments worldwide. In this context, the perspective of increasing energy efficiency and environmental performance on the generation side is boosting the interest toward deploying integrated energy systems and combined production of different energy vectors. In this respect, multigeneration (MG) can be defined as the production of multiple energy vectors such as electricity, heat, cooling, and so on, from a unique source of fuel (Mancarella and Chicco, 2009a). Su..

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