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Worst-Case Sensitivity of DC Optimal Power Flow Problems

Anderson, James and Zhou, Fengyu and Low, Steven H. (2020) Worst-Case Sensitivity of DC Optimal Power Flow Problems. In: 2020 American Control Conference (ACC). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 3156-3163. ISBN 9781538682661.

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In this paper we consider the problem of analyzing the effect a change in the load vector can have on the optimal power generation in a DC power flow model. The methodology is based upon the recently introduced concept of the OPF operator. It is shown that for general network topologies computing the worst-case sensitivities is computationally intractable. However, we show that certain problems involving the OPF operator can be equivalently converted to a graphical discrete optimization problem. Using the discrete formulation, we provide a decomposition algorithm that reduces the computational cost of computing the worst-case sensitivity. A 27-bus numerical example is used to illustrate our results.

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Anderson, James0000-0002-2832-8396
Zhou, Fengyu0000-0002-2639-6491
Low, Steven H.0000-0001-6476-3048
Additional Information:© 2020 AACC. This work is funded by NSF grants CCF 1637598, ECCS 1619352, CNS 1545096, ARPA-E through grant DE-AR0000699 and the GRID DATA program, and DTRA through grant HDTRA 1-15-1-0003.
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Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)DE-AR0000699
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)HDTRA 1-15-1-0003
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Official Citation:J. Anderson, F. Zhou and S. H. Low, "Worst-Case Sensitivity of DC Optimal Power Flow Problems," 2020 American Control Conference (ACC), Denver, CO, USA, 2020, pp. 3156-3163, doi: 10.23919/ACC45564.2020.9147770
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:07 Jul 2020 18:42
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