Genetic algorithm-based spinning reserve dispatching in a competitive electricity market

Zhao Xu, Z. Y. Dong, K. P. Wong

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Power systems rely greatly on ancillary services in maintaining operation security. As one of the most important ancillary services, spinning reserve must be provided effectively in the deregulated market environment. This paper focuses on the design of an integrated market for both electricity and spinning reserve service with particular emphasis on coordinated dispatch of bulk power and spinning reserve services. A new market dispatching mechanism has been developed to minimize the ISO's total payment while ensuring system security. Genetic algorithms are used in the finding of the global optimal solutions for this dispatching problem. Case studies and corresponding analyses have been carried out to demonstrate and discuss the efficiency and usefulness of the proposed market.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-853
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Systems Science
Issue number13-14
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science Applications


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