Generation maintenance scheduling in a liberalised electricity market

Jianing Cao, Keith Bell, Ivana Kockar, Luis Adolfo Salinas San Martin

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Abstract

This paper presents a formulation of the classical generation maintenance scheduling problem for a generating company (GENCO) suited to a liberalised electricity market such as that in Great Britain (GB). It includes explicit consideration of the `spark spread' for combined cycle gas turbines and the `dark spread' for coal power stations. Given forecasts of these market variables, demand data, generation limits and maintenance requirements, the methodology promises to identify the best times at which maintenance activities should be carried out for each generator in a company's portfolio. By minimising the total costs and maximising the total profit, the results are presented showing the effects on a GENCO's optimal maintenance schedule within the GB market. A discussion is then presented on the results and a conclusion drawn from the discussion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
EventUPEC 2010 - Cardiff, Wales, UK
Duration: 31 Aug 20103 Sep 2010

Conference

ConferenceUPEC 2010
CityCardiff, Wales, UK
Period31/08/103/09/10

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Scheduling
Electric sparks
Gas turbines
Industry
Profitability
Coal
Power markets
Costs

Keywords

  • computer aided software engineering
  • contracts
  • electricity supply
  • electricity
  • maintenance engineering
  • production
  • sparks

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Cao, J., Bell, K., Kockar, I., & Salinas San Martin, L. A. (2010). Generation maintenance scheduling in a liberalised electricity market. 1-6. Paper presented at UPEC 2010, Cardiff, Wales, UK, .
Cao, Jianing ; Bell, Keith ; Kockar, Ivana ; Salinas San Martin, Luis Adolfo. / Generation maintenance scheduling in a liberalised electricity market. Paper presented at UPEC 2010, Cardiff, Wales, UK, .6 p.
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Cao, J, Bell, K, Kockar, I & Salinas San Martin, LA 2010, 'Generation maintenance scheduling in a liberalised electricity market' Paper presented at UPEC 2010, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 31/08/10 - 3/09/10, pp. 1-6.

Generation maintenance scheduling in a liberalised electricity market. / Cao, Jianing; Bell, Keith; Kockar, Ivana; Salinas San Martin, Luis Adolfo.

2010. 1-6 Paper presented at UPEC 2010, Cardiff, Wales, UK, .

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Cao J, Bell K, Kockar I, Salinas San Martin LA. Generation maintenance scheduling in a liberalised electricity market. 2010. Paper presented at UPEC 2010, Cardiff, Wales, UK, .