Optimal energy distribution and storage in a wind-based renewable electricity supply chain

Document Type : Research Paper


1 School of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science &Technology, Tehran, Iran


Nowadays, utilization of renewable energies for satisfying electricity demand has received more interest, and renewable electricity generation has been growing in the world. This study addresses the operational planning of a renewable electricity supply chain over a multi-period planning horizon. The purpose of this study is to maximize total profit and to optimize the operational decisions related to power transmission and storage in a wind-based electricity supply chain. The applicability of the developed model is demonstrated by a case study. Due to the wind intermittency and demand variations, some probable scenarios are considered. Sensitivity analysis provides several managerial insights. Numerical results indicate that line capacity expansion can make a good promotion in each scenario by reducing unmet demand and making more profit. Moreover, incorporating an electricity storage system in wind farms improves demand covering in peak load hours.


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Volume 10, Issue 4
November 2017
Pages 110-122
  • Receive Date: 17 February 2017
  • Revise Date: 23 May 2017
  • Accept Date: 12 June 2017
  • First Publish Date: 10 November 2017