Constrained Control for Power Generation plant

Reza Katebi, Mike Johnson, Andrew Pike, Andrzej Ordys

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    This paper is concerned with the design of advanced algorithms to
    optimally implement a desired set point change whilst satisfying operational
    variable constraints in large power plants. In common with many process
    control applications it is not possible to move from one power plant operating
    condition to another instantaneously. Previous ad-hoc methods to automate the
    transition usually involves ramping the setpoint over some pre-determined
    time horizon and implicitly satisfying the operational and safety constraints.
    The design of optimal methods for the implementation of future set points
    trajectories is addressed here using the techniques of Generalised Predictive
    Control (GPC) for large scale systems. A generic unit of Combined Heat and
    Power (CHP) unit is employed as an example.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1995
    EventIFAC Large Scale Systems conference - City University, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 11 Jul 199513 Jul 1995


    ConferenceIFAC Large Scale Systems conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • set points optimisation,
    • hierarchical control,
    • supervisory , power plants


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