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An Interval Probability-based Inexact Two-stage Stochastic Model for Regional Electricity Supply and GHG Mitigation Management under Uncertainty

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In this study, an interval probability-based inexact two-stage stochastic (IP-ITSP) model is developed for environmental pollutants control and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction management in regional energy system under uncertainties. In the IP-ITSP model, methods of interval probability, interval-parameter programming (IPP) and two-stage stochastic programming (TSP) are introduced into an integer programming framework; the developed model can tackle uncertainties described in terms of interval values and interval probability distributions. The developed model is applied to a case of planning GHG -emission mitigation in a regional electricity system, demonstrating that IP-ITSP is applicable to reflecting complexities of multi-uncertainty, and capable of addressing the problem of GHG-emission reduction. 4 scenarios corresponding to different GHG -emission mitigation levels are examined; the results indicates that the model could help decision makers identify desired GHG mitigation policies under various economic costs and environmental requirements.

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Y. Xie, G. Huang, W. Li and Y. Tang, "An Interval Probability-based Inexact Two-stage Stochastic Model for Regional Electricity Supply and GHG Mitigation Management under Uncertainty," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 4B, 2013, pp. 816-823. doi: 10.4236/epe.2013.54B157.

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