Title: Dynamic Multi-Objective Heating Optimization

Authors: Raimo P. Hämäläinen and Juha Mäntysaari

Status: European Journal of Operational Research, 142, pp. 1-15.


Keywords: Interval Goal Programming, Multicriteria optimization, Residental heating, Spreadsheet modelling

We develop a multicriteria approach to the problem of space heating under a time varying price of electricity. In our dynamic goal programming model the goals are ideal temperature intervals and the other criteria are the costs and energy consumption. We discuss the modelling requirements in multicriteria problems with a dynamic structure and present a new relaxation method combining the traditional epsilon-constraint and goal programming methods. The MOHO application in a spreadsheet environment with numerical examples is described.