Generator Maintenance Scheduling Method Using Transformation of Mixed Integer Polynomial Programming in a Power System Incorporating Demand Response

Hyung Chul Jo, Rakkyung Ko, Sung Kwan Joo

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Periodic preventive maintenance of generators is required to maintain the reliable operation of a power system. However, generators under maintenance cannot supply electrical energy to the power system; therefore, it is important to determine an optimal generator maintenance schedule to facilitate efficient supply. The schedule should consider various constraints of the reliability-based demand response program, power system security, and restoration. Determining the optimal generator maintenance schedule is generally formulated as a non-linear optimization problem, which leads to difficulties in obtaining the optimal solution when the various power system constraints are considered. This study proposes a generator maintenance scheduling (GMS) method using transformation of mixed integer polynomial programming in a power system incorporating demand response. The GMS method is designed to deal with various system requirements and characteristics of demand response within a power system. A case study is conducted using data from the Korean power system to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method for determining the optimal maintenance schedule. The results show that the proposed GMS method can be used to facilitate the efficient and reliable operation of a power system, by considering the applicable system constraints.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1646
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgments: This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (No. NRF-2017R1A2B2004259). This work was partially supported by “Human Resources program in Energy Technology” of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) granted financial resource from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea (No. 20174030201820).

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© 2019 by the authors.


  • Demand response
  • Electricity supply and demand
  • Generator maintenance scheduling
  • Transformation of mixed integer polynomial programming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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