Stability-Constrained Optimal Power Flow

Gan, David | Thomas, Robert J. | Zimmerman, Ray D. | Power Systems - Monitoring and Performance
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D. Gan, R. Thomas, R. Zimmerman
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 15, No. 2, May 2000, pp. 535-540.

Stability is an important constraint in power system operation. Often trial and error heuristics are used that can be costly and imprecise. A new methodology that eliminates the need for repeated simulation to determine a transiently secure operating point is presented. The theoretical development is straightfforward: dynamic equations are converted to numerically equivalent algebraic equations and then integrated into the standard OPF formulation. Implementation issues and simulation results are discussed in the context of a 162-bus system.