Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Information and Systems Engineering

First Adviser

Snyder, Lawrence V.

Other advisers/committee members

Curtis, Frank E.; Lamadrid, Alberto J.; Defourny, Boris

Abstract

This work focuses on developing optimization models and algorithms to solve problems in electricity networks and renewable energy. The steady rise of electricity demand in the world, along with the deployment of volatile renewable energy resources in greater quantities, will require many researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders in the field of power management to understand these challenges and use new methods, approaches and technologies to modernize the electric grid. We study reliable and efficient electricity dispatch with minimum costs in power networks and efficient and economic harvesting of ocean wave energy by optimizing wave farm configuration.

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