MPEL Seminar

Pricing Electricity through a Stochastic Non-Convex Market-Clearing Model

Antonio J. ConejoProfessorOhio State University

This presentation describes a pricing scheme for the day-ahead market in power systems with a large percentage of renewable stochastic production. To clear the day-ahead market, instead of a simplistic deterministic model, we use a two-stage stochastic programming model that embodies a prognosis of future operating conditions. Non-convexities due to start-up costs and the on/off status of generators and their minimum power outputs are properly taken into account. Our goal is to obtain uniform day-ahead clearing prices that deviate in the least possible manner from marginal prices and that allow producers to recover their costs without uplifts. The proposed methodology is illustrated using a simple example and a realistic case study.
Antonio J. Conejo, professor at The Ohio State University, OH, US, received the B.S from Univ. P. Comillas, Spain, the M.S. from MIT, US and the Ph.D. from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He has published over 165 papers in SCI journals and is the author or co-author of books published by Springer, John Wiley, McGraw-Hill and CRC. He has been the principal investigator of many research projects financed by public agencies and the power industry and has supervised 19 PhD theses. He is an IEEE Fellow.

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