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Harnessing Flexibility of the Transmission Grid to Enhance Reliability of the Power System

Abstract The standard optimal power flow (OPF) problem is an economic dispatch (ED) problem combined with transmission constraints, which are based on a static topology. However, topology control (TC) has been proposed in the past as a corrective mechanism to relieve overloads and voltage violations. Even though the benefits of TC are presented by several research works in the past, the computational complexity associated with TC has been a major deterrent to its implementation. The proposed work develops heuristics for TC and investigates its potential to improve the computational time for TC for various applications. The objective is to develop computationally light methods to harness the flexibility of the grid to derive maximum benefits to the s... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Balasubramanian, Pranavamoorthy (Author) / Hedman, Kory W (Advisor) / Vittal, Vijay (Committee member) / Ayyanar, Raja (Committee member) / Sankar, Lalitha (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Operations research / Corrective transmission switching / Network topology optimization / Power system reliability / Power systems / Power system stability / Real-time contingency analysis
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 141 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Electrical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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