This dissertation addresses the coordinated operation of electricity and natural gas networks considering the line-pack flexibility in the natural gas pipelines. The problem is formulated as a mixed integer linear programming problem. The objective is to minimize the operation cost of the electricity and natural gas networks considering the price of the natural gas supply. Benders decomposition is used to solve the formulated problem. The master problem minimizes the startup and shutdown costs as well as the operation cost of the thermal units other than gas-fired generation units in the electricity network. The first subproblem validates the feasibility of the decisions made in the master problem in the electricity network and if there is any violation, feasibility Benders’ cut is generated and added to the master problem. The second subproblem ensures the feasibility of the decisions of the master problem in the natural gas transportation network considering the line-pack constraints. The last subproblem ensures the optimality of the natural gas network operation problem considering the demand of the gas-fired generation units and line-pack. The nonlinear line-pack and flow constraints in the natural gas transportation network feasibility and optimality subproblems are linearized using Newton-Raphson technique. The presented case study shows the effectiveness of the proposed approach. It is shown that leveraging the stored gas in the natural gas pipelines would further reduce the total operation cost.
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Mi, Junyang, "Coordination Operation of Natural Gas and Electricity Network with Line-pack" (2018). Electrical Engineering Theses and Dissertations. 20.