1999 Volume 12 Issue 12 Pages 732-738
This paper presents an optimization methodology for operating schedule of DHC (district heating and cooling) plants. The optimization models are constructed by input-output properties of the components into a mixed 0-1 linear programming problem. The advanced features of the method are dealing with 1) double-bundle heat pumps, 2) thermal storage tanks, and 3) peak-cut strategy. The computer simulation shows that the optimization results based on the method are an appropriate schedule for the DHC plant operation.