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

Bin Zhou, Da Xu, Canbing Li, C. Y. Chung, Yijia Cao, Ka Wing Chan, Qiuwei Wu

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This paper proposes a multisource multiproduct framework for coupled multicarrier 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 multienergy 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 multicarrier generation scheduling scheme is further presented to dynamically optimize dispatch factors in the coupling matrix for energy-efficient conversion 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-h 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
Article number8355596
Pages (from-to)6229-6239
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018


  • Energy hub
  • energy storage
  • microgrid
  • multienergy systems
  • renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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