The effects of demand response on security-constrained unit commitment

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1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran

2 Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Jahrom University, Jahrom, Fars, Iran


This paper aims to study the effect of the hourly demand response (DR) on security-constraint unit commitment (SCUC) problem with considering economic and security objectives. The demand side participation can solve some of the electricity market problems. Here, DR is take into consideration as one of the demand side management (DSM) parts. The DR is consist of fixed and responsive loads. The fixed loads satisfy in any circumstance and responsive loads can curtail or shift to other operating hours. The combination of SCUC with DR is a complex and the mixed integer non-linear problem. The bender’s decomposition is used as an optimization technique for solve this problem. This technique solves the problem by decompose it into master and sub problems. One of the effective of this manner is reducing the processing time. The performance and effectiveness of the proposed method are demonstrated on 6-, 24- and 118-bus test systems.


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