U.S. centrally-managed wholesale power markets currently rely on Security-Constrained Unit Commitment (SCUC) and Security Constrained Economic Dispatch (SCED) optimizations to determine unit commitments, reserve, and scheduled dispatch levels for generating units during future operating periods. AMES V5.0 is an open source Java/Python platform that implements a combined SCUC/SCED optimization capturing salient features of these actual market SCUC/SCED optimizations. This report provides extensive documentation for the analytical formulation of the AMES V5.0 SCUC/SCED optimization.
Original Release Date: June 12, 2020
Revision: July 2, 2020
Department of Economics, Iowa State University
Tesfatsion, Leigh and Battula, Swathi, "Analytical SCUC/SCED Optimization Formulation for AMES V5.0" (2020). Economics Working Papers: Department of Economics, Iowa State University. 20014.