Unit Commitment Problems: A Comparison of Algorithms and Heuristics
Master of Science
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Mort D Webster, Thesis Advisor/Co-Advisor Jose Antonio Ventura, Thesis Advisor/Co-Advisor
Unit Commitment Dynamic Programming PCA Neural Networks
Unit commitment problems have been an area of research interest for many decades. The general unit commitment problem is a model used to determine when to utilize different energy generation resources in order to minimize the cost of electricity generation while satisfying demand under the presence of a variety of resource constraints. In this work, we compare variant models and algorithms for solving the unit commitment problem. We measure each model by comparing runtimes across a variety of time horizons with a selection of different scenarios.