Optimal Scheduling of Biogas-Solar-Wind Renewable Portfolio for Multi-Carrier Energy Supplies

Bin Zhou, Da Xu, Canbing Li*, Chi Yung Chung, Yijia Cao, Ka Wing Chan, Qiuwei Wu

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This paper proposes a multi-source multi-product framework for coupled multi-carrier energy supplies with a biogas-solar-wind hybrid renewable system. In this framework, the biogas-solar-wind complementarities are fully exploited based on digesting thermodynamic effects for the synergetic interactions of electricity, gas and heating energy flows, and a coupling matrix is formulated for the modeling of production, conversion, storage, and consumption of different energy carriers. The multi-energy complementarity of biogas-solar-wind renewable portfolio can be utilized to facilitate the mitigation of renewable intermittency and the efficient utilization of batteries, and a multi-carrier generation scheduling scheme is further presented to dynamically optimize dispatch factors in the coupling matrix for energy-efficient con-version and storage, while different energy demands of end-users are satisfied. The proposed methodology has been fully tested and benchmarked on a stand-alone Microgrid over a 24-hour scheduling horizon. Comparative results demonstrate that the proposed scheme can lower the battery charging/discharging actions as well as the degradation cost, and also confirm its capability to accommodate high penetration of variable renewables
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Power Systems
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)6229 - 6239
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Energy hub
  • Energy storage
  • Renewable energy
  • Microgrid
  • Multi-energy systems


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