Unit Commitment with Electrochemical Storage: an Investigation of Dynamic Programming Schemes

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Guo, Yuecheng
Graduate Program:
Industrial Engineering
Master of Science
Document Type:
Master Thesis
Date of Defense:
Committee Members:
  • Vinayak V Shanbhag, Thesis Advisor
  • Unit Commitment
  • Electrochemical Storage
  • Dynamic Programming
  • Approximate Dynamic Programming
This thesis considers the solution of a unit commitment problem with electrochemical storage, a consequence of using lithium-ion batteries. Traditional approaches of mixed-integer linear programming or dynamic programming cannot accommodate the nonlinearity and nonconvexity arising from the presence of such storage products. We consider the use of an alternate approach that combines dynamic programming with approximate dynamic programming. Numerical results are presented to examine the performance of such schemes.