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Optimal Scheduling Method of Cogeneration System with Heat Storage Device Based on Memetic Algorithm

Haibo Li1,*, Yibao Wang1, Xinfu Pang1, Wei Liu1, Xu Zhang2

1 Key Laboratory of Energy Saving and Controlling in Power System of Liaoning Province, Shenyang Institute of Engineering, Shenyang, 110136, China
2 Jinzhou Power Supply Company, State Grid Liaoning Electric Power Co., Ltd., Jinzhou, 121009, China

* Corresponding Author: Haibo Li. Email:

Energy Engineering 2023, 120(2), 317-343.


Electric-heat coupling characteristics of a cogeneration system and the operating mode of fixing electricity with heat are the main reasons for wind abandonment during the heating season in the Three North area. To improve the wind-power absorption capacity and operating economy of the system, the structure of the system is improved by adding a heat storage device and an electric boiler. First, aiming at the minimum operating cost of the system, the optimal scheduling model of the cogeneration system, including a heat storage device and electric boiler, is constructed. Second, according to the characteristics of the problem, a cultural gene algorithm program is compiled to simulate the calculation example. Finally, through the system improvement, the comparison between the conditions before and after and the simulation solutions of similar algorithms prove the effectiveness of the proposed scheme. The simulation results show that adding the heat storage device and electric boiler to the scheduling optimization process not only improves the wind power consumption capacity of the cogeneration system but also reduces the operating cost of the system by significantly reducing the coal consumption of the unit and improving the economy of the system operation. The cultural gene algorithm framework has both the global evolution process of the population and the local search for the characteristics of the problem, which has a better optimization effect on the solution.


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Li, H., Wang, Y., Pang, X., Liu, W., Zhang, X. (2023). Optimal Scheduling Method of Cogeneration System with Heat Storage Device Based on Memetic Algorithm. Energy Engineering, 120(2), 317–343.

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