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Published December 3, 2015 | Published
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Systems and Methods for Convex Relaxations and Linear Approximations for Optimal Power Flow in Multiphase Radial Networks


Centralized node controllers in accordance with embodiments of the invention enable linear approximation of optimal power flow. One embodiment includes a centralized node controller including: a network interface, a processor, and a memory containing: a centralized power control application a network topology, where the network is multiphase unbalanced and comprises a plurality of connected nodes; wherein the processor is configured by the centralized controller application to: request node operating parameters from the plurality of connected nodes; calculate network operating parameters using a linear approximation of optimal power flow and the node operating parameters from the plurality of connected nodes; send network operating parameters to the plurality of connected nodes.

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Publication number US20150346753A1. Publication type US Application. Application number US14724757. Priority date 2014-05-28. Filing date 2015-05-28. Publication date 2015-12-03. Government Interests: This invention was made with government support under DE-AR0000226/T-106986 & DE-AR0000226/T-107186 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.

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