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An Optimisation Model of the New Zealand Energy Supply and Distribution System

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dc.contributor.author Smith, Brian Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-29T02:27:57Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-11T22:12:06Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-29T02:27:57Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-11T22:12:06Z
dc.date.copyright 1978
dc.date.issued 1978
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/21736
dc.description.abstract New Zealand's energy supply industry is becoming increasingly complex. There is growing interaction between the various sectors of the industry, with decisions made in one sector havingramifications in all other sectors. The analysis of energy options and policies therefore requires a simultaneous consideration of all sectors of the supply industry. This research has been concerned with the development of a mathematical programming model of New Zealand's energy supply, production and distribution system. The model describes the steady state operation of all sectors in the energy system for a given year. Forecast demand for energy is satisfied subject to various operational constraints. The Optimality criterion is usually that of least cost, where this includes annuitised capital costs for plant and equipment, fuel costs, and also annual operation and maintenance costs. Demand is specified in terms of useful (effective) energy to the consumer. Several consumer categories are defined, allowing the consideration of features appropriate to individual categories as well as the process of inter-fuel substitution. Decision variables of the model include the levels of energy production, capacities of process plant and equipment (e.g. electricity generation stations), and the amount of each fuel type supplied to the various consumer demand categories. The methodology used is linear programming, with (in a limited number of cases) extensions to include non-linear terms in the objective function. The model can be used to analyse a wide range of issues concerning energy production and use in New Zealand. Several studies on specific areas have been undertaken with the model; results and conclusions from a number of these studies are described. en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Energy facilities en_NZ
dc.subject New Zealand en_NZ
dc.subject Mathematical models en_NZ
dc.subject Energy industries en_NZ
dc.subject Power resources en_NZ
dc.title An Optimisation Model of the New Zealand Energy Supply and Distribution System en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Doctoral Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Information Science en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en_NZ

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