Supply Inadequacy Risk Evaluation of Stand-alone Renewable Powered Heat-Electricity Energy Systems: A Data-driven Robust Approach

Yang Cao, Wei Wei, Laijun Chen, Qiuwei Wu, Shengwei Mei

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Abstract

Integration of heat and electricity supply improves the overall energy efficiency and system operational flexibility. The renewable powered heat-electricity energy system is a promising way to set up residential energy supply facilities in remote areas beyond the reach of power system infrastructures. However, the volatility of wind and solar energy brings about the risk of supply inadequacy. This paper proposes a data-driven robust method to quantify two measures of such a risk in the stand-alone renewable powered heat-electricity energy system. The uncertainty of renewable generation is modeled through a family of ambiguous probability distributions around an empirical one based on the Wasserstein metric; then the probability of heat and electricity load shedding during a short period and related penalty cost are discussed. Through a polyhedral characterization of renewable power feasible region, the load shedding probability under the Wasserstein ambiguity set comes down to a linear program. With a piecewise linear optimal value function of the penalty cost, its expectation under the worstcase distribution in the Wasserstein ambiguity set also gives rise to a linear program. The proposed method requires moderate information on renewable generation and makes full use of available data, while sustains computational tractability. The evaluation result is robust against the inaccuracy of renewable power distributions. Case studies demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
Number of pages11
ISSN1551-3203
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Data-driven robust optimization
  • Heat-power integration
  • Risk evaluation
  • Renewable generation
  • Uncertainty

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