Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy

Regional Electric-Power Systems Planning and Carbon Dioxide Emissions Management under Uncertainty
Pages 129-146
Y.F. Li, Y.P. Li and G.H. Huang


Published: 18 December 2015


Abstract: In this study, an interval two-stage integer programming model is formulated for planning electric-power systems and managing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions under uncertainty. The developed model can reflect dynamic, interactive, and uncertain characteristics of regional energy systems. Besides, the model can be used for answering questions related to types, times, demands and mitigations of energy systems planning practices, with the objective of minimizing system cost over a long-time planning horizon. The developed model is also applied to a case study of planning CO2-emission mitigation for an electric-power system that involves fossil-fueled and renewable energy sources. Solutions can help generate electricity-generation schemes and capacity-expansion plans under different CO2-mitigation options and electricity-demand levels. Different CO2-emission management policies corresponding to different renewable energy development plans are analyzed. A high system cost will increase renewable energy supply and reduce CO2 emission, while a desire for a low cost will run into risks of a high energy deficiency and a high CO2 emission.

Keywords: CO2 emission, electric-power systems, optimization, planning, renewable energy, uncertainty analysis.
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