Conference Paper

Ancillary Services Dispatch using Linear Programming and Genetic Algorithm approaches

Knowledge Eng. & Decision-Support Res. Center, Polytech. of Porto, Porto, Portugal
DOI: 10.1109/MELCON.2010.5476000 Conference: MELECON 2010 - 2010 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference
Source: IEEE Xplore


Electricity market players operating in a liberalized environment requires access to an adequate decision support tool, allowing them to consider all the business opportunities and take strategic decisions. Ancillary services represent a good negotiation opportunity that must be considered by market players. For this, decision support tools must include ancillary market simulation. This paper proposes two different methods (Linear Programming and Genetic Algorithm approaches) for ancillary services dispatch. The methodologies are implemented in MASCEM, a multi-agent based electricity market simulator. A test case concerning the dispatch of Regulation Down, Regulation Up, Spinning Reserve and Non-Spinning Reserve services is included in this paper.

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