Power Systems Maintenance Planning for Energy Transition

Presentation of the problem and objective of the experiment

The power plant maintenance planning has very high economic and environmental stakes for energy producers, transmission system operators and more generally to the renewable energy transition. In the context of increased penetration of renewable energies with the unpredictable intermittent generation, ensuring the availability of controllable generation is a key to stable and safe system operation and minimizing the investments costs. A key to ensuring sufficient availability is to rely on optimized power plant maintenance planning which is a very complex stochastic combinatorial optimization problem.

Short description of the experiment

The problem of planning power plant maintenances has very high economic and environmental stakes for energy producers, transmission system operators and more generally for the renewable energy transition.

In the context of increased penetration of intermittent renewable energies, ensuring the availability of controllable generation is a key to stable and safe system operation and minimizing the investments costs.

The purpose of this experiment is to make it possible to optimize such a maintenance plan over thousands of scenarios.


Organisations involved:

End User: Artelys
HPC Center: Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies du numérique (INRIA)