Operation efficiency optimisation modelling and application of model predictive control

Xiaohua Xia, Jiangfeng Zhang

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The efficiency of any energy system can be characterised by the relevant efficiency components in terms of performance, operation, equipment and technology (POET). The overall energy efficiency of the system can be optimised by studying the POET energy efficiency components. For an existing energy system, the improvement of operation efficiency will usually be a quick win for energy efficiency. Therefore, operation efficiency improvement will be the main purpose of this paper. General procedures to establish operation efficiency optimisation models are presented. Model predictive control, a popular technique in modern control theory, is applied to solve the obtained energy models. From the case studies in water pumping systems, model predictive control will have a prosperous application in more energy efficiency problems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-172
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2015


  • energy conversion
  • maintenance engineering
  • industrial plants
  • predictive control
  • mineral processing
  • operation efficiency improvement

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