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Reserve requirements promote reliability by ensuring resources are available to rebalance the power system following random disturbances. However, reliability is not guaranteed when dispatch is limited by transmission constraints. In this work, we propose a modified form of reserve requirement that identifies response sets for distinct contingency scenarios. The approach disqualifies reserve from counting towards a particular scenario if transmission constraints are likely to render that reserve undeliverable. A decomposition algorithm for security-constrained unit commitment dynamically updates the response sets to address changing conditions. Testing on the RTS 96 test case demonstrates the approach applied in tandem with existing reserve ...

Contributors
Lyon, Joshua, Zhang, Muhong, Hedman, Kory, et al.
Created Date
2015-01-01

Transmission switching (TS) has shown to be an ef-fective power flow control tool. TS can reduce the system cost, improve system reliability, and enhance the management of in-termittent renewable resources. This paper addresses the state of the art problem of TS by developing an AC-based real-time con-tingency analysis (RTCA) package with TS. The package is tested on real power system data, taken from energy management sys-tems of PJM, TVA, and ERCOT. The results show that post-contingency corrective switching is a ready to be implemented transformational technology that provides substantial reliability gains. The computational time and the performance of the devel-oped ...

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Sahraei-Ardakani, Mostafa, Hedman, Kory, Li, X., et al.
Created Date
2015-08

Reserve requirements serve as a proxy for N-1 reli-ability in the security-constrained unit commitment (SCUC) problem. However, there is no guarantee that the reserve is deliv-erable for all scenarios (post-contingency states). One cheap way to improve reserve deliverability is to harness the flexibility of the transmission network. Flexible AC transmission system (FACTS) devices are able to significantly improve the transfer capability. However, FACTS utilization is limited today due to the complexi-ties these devices introduce to the DC optimal power flow prob-lem (DCOPF). With a linear objective, the traditional DCOPF is a linear program (LP); when variable impedance based FACTS devices ...

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Sahraei-Ardakani, Mostafa, Hedman, Kory, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, et al.
Created Date
2015-09

Transmission systems are under stress and need to be upgraded. Better utilization of the existing grid provides a fast and cheap alternative to building new transmission. One way to improve the utilization of the transmission network is power flow control via flexible AC transmission system (FACTS) devices. While FACTS devices are used today, the utilization of these devices is limited; traditional dispatch models (e.g., security con-strained economic dispatch) assume a fixed, static transmission grid even though it is rather flexible. The primary barrier is the complexity that is added to the power flow problem. The mathe-matical representation of the DC ...

Contributors
Sahraei-Ardakani, Mostafa, Hedman, Kory, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, et al.
Created Date
2015-07