This project was designed to explore the potential saving in economic dispatch cost from simultaneous economic dispatch of generation resources and switching off lines in a smart grid environment. Develop new models that capture the potential of line switching and new algorithmic procedure that can efficiently solve the challenging combinatorial optimization problems posed by such models. Ultimately, this project will lay the ground for introducing short run topology optimization to traditional unit commitment and optimal power flow dispatch and will demonstrate the potential value of such topology control in a smart grid environment with appropriate line switching technology.
Transmission Unit Commitment in Economic Dispatch
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"Smart Flexible Just-in-Time Transmission and Flowgate Bidding." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 26.1 (2011) 93 - 102. .
"Co-Optimization of Generation Unit Commitment and Transmission Switching With N-1 Reliability." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 25.2 (2010) 1052 - 1063. .
"Economic analysis of the N-1 reliable unit commitment and transmission switching problem using duality concepts." Energy Systems 1.2 (2010) 165 - 195. .
"Analyzing valid inequalities of the generation unit commitment problem." 2009 IEEE/PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition (PSCE)2009 IEEE/PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition. Seattle, WA, USA: IEEE, 2009. 1 - 6. .
"Optimal Transmission Switching With Contingency Analysis." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 24.3 (2009) 1577 - 1586. .
"Optimal Transmission Switching—Sensitivity Analysis and Extensions." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 23.3 (2008) 1469 - 1479. .