Pattern-based set partitioning algorithm for the integrated sustainable operation of a district heating network

Sang Hwa Song, Tae Su Cheong

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Abstract

District heating is a system of distributing heated water from centralized facilities to local homes and buildings. In this paper, we model the distribution planning problem as a supply chain planning problem and propose an explicit column generation algorithm to handle large-scale data and nonlinear constraints. The algorithm is successfully applied to a Korean district heating company and computational experiments show that the integrated operation of the district heating network increases the total profit compared to previous isolated networks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2774
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume10
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 6

Keywords

  • District heating network
  • Network flow problem
  • Unit commitment problem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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