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

D. Saez, A.W. Ordys, M.J. Grimble

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-198
Number of pages29
JournalOptimal Control Applications and Methods
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • supervisory control
  • predictive control
  • economic optimization gas turbine
  • control systems

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