The LIINES is happy to announce that Applied Energy Journal has accepted our recent paper entitled: Real-Time Economic Dispatch for the Supply Side of the Energy-Water Nexus. The paper is authored by Apoorva Santhosh, Prof. Amro M. Farid and Prof. Kamal Youcef-Toumi.
As previous blog posts have discussed, the topic of the energy-water nexus is timely. In the Gulf Cooperation Council nations, it is of particular relevance because of the hot and arid climate. Water scarcity is further aggravated high energy demands for cooling. The GCC nations, however, have a tremendous opportunity in that they often operate their power and water infrastructure under a single operational entity. Furthermore, the presence of cogeneration facilities such as Multi-Stage Flash desalination facilities fundamentally couple the power and water grids.
This paper is the first of its kind to present an optimization program that would economically dispatch power plants, cogeneration plants, and water plants. In such a way, significant costs and resources can be saved in the production of both power and water. The paper concludes with an illustrative example of how the optimization program could be implemented practically.
A full reference list of energy-water nexus research at LIINES can be found on the LIINES publication page: http://amfarid.scripts.mit.edu
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