District heating plants are becoming more common in European cities. These systems make it possible to furnish users with warm water while locating the production plants in the outskirts having the double benefit of lowering the impact of pollution on the center of the city and achieving better conversion performances. In order to amortize the costs throughout the year, the system often includes a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, to exploit the energy during the summer as well, when the demand for warm water decreases. A linear programming model for the optimal resource management of such a plant is presented and some results for a real case are reported. A distribution network design problem is also addressed and solved by means of mixed integer linear programming.

Optimal Operations Management and Network Planning of a District Heating System with a Combined Heat and Power Plant / R. Aringhieri, F. Malucelli. - In: ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH. - ISSN 0254-5330. - 120:1-4(2003), pp. 173-199. [10.1023/A:1023334615090]

Optimal Operations Management and Network Planning of a District Heating System with a Combined Heat and Power Plant

R. Aringhieri
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2003

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District heating plants are becoming more common in European cities. These systems make it possible to furnish users with warm water while locating the production plants in the outskirts having the double benefit of lowering the impact of pollution on the center of the city and achieving better conversion performances. In order to amortize the costs throughout the year, the system often includes a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, to exploit the energy during the summer as well, when the demand for warm water decreases. A linear programming model for the optimal resource management of such a plant is presented and some results for a real case are reported. A distribution network design problem is also addressed and solved by means of mixed integer linear programming.
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