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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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ISSN 2277-8616

Sensitivity Analysis of a Mixed Integer Linear Programming Model For Optimal Hydrothermal Energy Generation For Ghana

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Christian John Etwire, Stephen B. Twum



Keywords: Stability, Post Optimality Analysis, Scheduling, Marginal Cost



Abstract: This paper examines further a Mixed Integer Linear Programming model constructed for optimal hydrothermal energy generation for Ghana as in [1]. Post Optimal Analysis is carried out on the model in order to assess its stability to slight variations of some input parameters such as minimum level running costs, extra hourly running costs above minimum level and start up costs of each generator on one hand and load demands and reserve margins on the other. The results show that the firm could minimize its cost of power generation if its input parameters were comparable to those lying between the 10 percent and -10 percent range.The10 percent and -10 percent range yielded a range of investment plans for the firmand also provided a basis for the selection of the best optimal solution.



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