Reactive Scheduling by a Multiparametric Programming Rolling Horizon Framework: A Case of a Network of Combined Heat and Power Units Academic Article uri icon


  • In this work, we introduce an approach for the reactive scheduling of production systems with bounded uncertain parameters. The proposed method follows a state-space representation for the scheduling problem, and relies on the use of a rolling horizon framework and multiparametric programming techniques. We show that by considering as uncertain parameters the set of variables that describe the state of the system at the beginning of the prediction horizon, we can effectively formulate a set of state-space multiparametric programming problems that are solved just once and off-line. In contrast to existing approaches, the repetitive solution of a new multiparametric problem after each disruptive event is avoided. The results of the parametric optimization are used in a rolling horizon basis without the need for online optimization. The proposed multiparametric programming rolling horizon (mp-RH) approach is applied in the scheduling problem of a network of combined heat and power units (i.e., a unit commitment problem type). Several case studies are solved, potential extensions of the proposed method are provided, and challenging areas wherein research is necessary are discussed. 2014 American Chemical Society.

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  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Kopanos, G. M., & Pistikopoulos, E. N.

citation count

  • 86

complete list of authors

  • Kopanos, Georgios M||Pistikopoulos, Efstratios N

publication date

  • March 2014