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Energy Hub Optimal Scheduling and Management in the Day-Ahead Market Considering Renewable Energy Sources, CHP, Electric Vehicles, and Storage Systems Using Improved Fick’s Law Algorithm

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submitted on 2023-12-11, 06:55 and posted on 2023-12-13, 11:58 authored by Ali S. Alghamdi, Mohana Alanazi, Abdulaziz Alanazi, Yazeed Qasaymeh, Muhammad Zubair, Ahmed Bilal Awan, Muhammad Gul Bahar Ashiq

Coordinated energy scheduling and management strategies in the energy hub plan are essential to achieve optimal economic performance. In this paper, the scheduling and management framework of an energy hub (EH) is presented with the aim of energy profit maximization in partnership with electricity, natural gas, and district heating networks (EGHNs) considering the coordinated multi-energy management based on the day-ahead market. The optimum capacity of EH equipment, including photovoltaic and wind renewable energy sources, a combined heat and power system (CHP), a boiler, energy storage, and electric vehicles is determined in the day-ahead market using the improved Fick’s law algorithm (IFLA), considering the energy profit maximization and also satisfying the linear network and hub constraints. The conventional FLA is inspired by the concept of Fick’s diffusion law, and, in this study, its performance against premature convergence is improved by using Rosenbrock’s direct rotational method. The performance of the IFLA when applied to EH coordinated scheduling and management problems with the aim of profit maximization is compared with the conventional FLA, particle swarm optimization (PSO), and manta ray foraging optimization (MRFO) methods. The results show that the proposed scheduling and multi-energy management framework achieves more energy profit in the day-ahead electricity, gas, and heating markets by satisfying the operation and EH constraints compared to other methods. Furthermore, according to the findings, the increased (decreased) demand and the forced outage rate caused a decrease (increase) in the EH profit. The results show the effectiveness of the proposed framework to obtain the EH maximum energy profit in the day-ahead market.

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  • 2023

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  • University of Doha for Science and Technology
  • College of Engineering and Technology - UDST