Power systems flexibility from district heating networks

Lesia Mitridati, Josh A. Taylor

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Coupling heat and electricity systems can improve the overall flexibility of the energy system and facilitate the large-scale penetration of renewable energy sources. In order to optimally exploit the operational flexibility of District Heating Networks (DHN), we introduce a novel mixed integer nonlinear formulation of the combined heat and power dispatch, accounting for pipeline energy storage. To cope with the non-convexities and computational complexity of this model we propose mixed integer convex quadratic and mixed integer linear relaxations. The proposed model is implemented on a six-bus electricity and three-node district heating network and compared to a conventional economic dispatch model, in order to evaluate the impact of the DHN on the power system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication20th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781910963104
StatePublished - Aug 20 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event20th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2018 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Jun 11 2018Jun 15 2018

Publication series

Name20th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2018


Conference20th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


  • Convex relaxation
  • Integrated energy systems
  • Mixed integer linear programming
  • Mixed integer second order cone programming
  • Power system flexibility


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