The goal of this paper study is to schedule
the power generation units to minimize fuel consumption cost based on a model
that solves unit commitment problems. This can be done by utilizing forward
dynamic programming method to determine the most economic scheduling of
generating units. The model is applied to power station, which consists of four
generating units. The obtained results show that the applications of forward
dynamic programming method offer substantial reduction in fuel consumption
cost. The fuel consumption cost has been reduced from $ 116,326 to $ 102,181 within a 24-hour period. This means saving
about 12.16% of fuel consumption cost. The study emphasizes the importance of
applying modeling schedule programs to the operation of power generation units.
Consequently, the less consumption of fuel is, the less losses of power and
pollution will be.
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Yahya, A. , Shaban, M. and Yahya, Y. (2015) Apply Unit Commitment Method in Power Station to Minimize the Fuel Cost. Open Journal of Social Sciences
, 166-173. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.37027
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