Accelerating Computation of the Unit Commitment Problem (Presentation)
Production cost models (PCMs) simulate power system operation at hourly (or higher) resolution. While computation times often extend into multiple days, the sequential nature of PCM's makes parallelism difficult. We exploit the persistence of unit commitment decisions to select partition boundaries for simulation horizon decomposition and parallel computation. Partitioned simulations are benchmarked against sequential solutions for optimality and computation time.
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- Conference: Presented at the INFORMS 2013 Annual Meeting, 6 - 9 October, 2013, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
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- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
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- United States
- 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING PARALLEL UNIT COMMITMENT MODELING; GRID MODELING; HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
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