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Pattern-Based Set Partitioning Algorithm for the Integrated Sustainable Operation of a District Heating Network

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Graduate School of Logistics, Incheon National University, Incheon 22012, Korea
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School of Industrial Management Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
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Sustainability 2018, 10(8), 2774; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10082774
Received: 1 June 2018 / Revised: 22 July 2018 / Accepted: 30 July 2018 / Published: 6 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue International Perspectives on Sustainable Energy Transition)
District heating is a system of distributing heated water from centralized facilities to local homes and buildings. In this paper, we model the distribution planning problem as a supply chain planning problem and propose an explicit column generation algorithm to handle large-scale data and nonlinear constraints. The algorithm is successfully applied to a Korean district heating company and computational experiments show that the integrated operation of the district heating network increases the total profit compared to previous isolated networks. View Full-Text
Keywords: district heating network; unit commitment problem; network flow problem district heating network; unit commitment problem; network flow problem
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Song, S.H.; Cheong, T. Pattern-Based Set Partitioning Algorithm for the Integrated Sustainable Operation of a District Heating Network. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2774.

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