IGDT-Based Robust Operation of Integrated Electricity and Natural Gas Networks for Managing the Variability of Wind Power

  • Mohammad Amin Mirzaei
  • Ahmad Sadeghi-Yazdankhah
  • Morteza Nazari-HerisEmail author
  • Behnam Mohammadi-ivatloo


This chapter introduces an information-gap decision theory (IGDT)-based robust security-constrained unit commitment (SCUC) modeling of coordinated electricity and natural gas networks for managing uncertainty of wind power production. A comprehensive transmission system of natural gas, which delivers natural gas fuel to natural gas-fired plants, is considered. Mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) has been used for modeling the proposed method in GAMS software. A six-bus system with a six-node gas transmission network is considered to perform numerical tests and evaluate the performance of the introduced model. The obtained results of the study indicate that the natural gas network constraints and the uncertainty of wind energy production have effect on the daily operation cost of natural gas-fired plants and their participation in energy market.


Information-gap decision theory Robust security-constrained unit commitment Natural gas network Wind energy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Amin Mirzaei
    • 1
  • Ahmad Sadeghi-Yazdankhah
    • 2
  • Morteza Nazari-Heris
    • 1
    Email author
  • Behnam Mohammadi-ivatloo
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of TabrizTabrizIran
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringSahand University of TechnologyTabrizIran

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