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Design of a supervisory predictive controller and its application to thermal power plants

Saez, D. and Ordys, A.W. and Grimble, M.J. (2005) Design of a supervisory predictive controller and its application to thermal power plants. Optimal Control Applications and Methods, 26 (4). pp. 169-198. ISSN 0143-2087

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The optimization at supervisory level of thermal power plant controls is investigated. The design of a predictive supervisory controller that optimizes an objective function in order to determine the set-points for a given regulatory level is described. The objective function includes both an economic criterion and a regulatory criterion. The proposed supervisory controller is applied to the gas turbine of a thermal power plant and it is compared with the control strategy for constant optimum set-points.