Incorporating the DC load flow model in the decomposition-simulation method of multi-area reliability evaluation Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper presents a computationally viable means of incorporating the DC Load Flow model in the decompositionsimulation method of multi-area reliability evaluation. The implementation described herein uses a multi-state generation model for each area, a cluster-based multi-area load model which accommodates load correlation between areas, a linear programming model with DC Load Flow constraints for determining the partitioning states in the decomposition phase, and a similar LP model for determining acceptability of sampled states in the simulation phase. Formulations have been described which enhance the speed and accuracy of the method. The implementation has been tested on 3-area, 4-area, and 5area cases, and the results obtained therefrom have been compared with those produced by an explicit Monte-Carlo simulation. While the results obtained from both methods are similar, the current method has been shown to be considerably faster than explicit simulation. 1995 IEEE.

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altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Mitra, J., & Singh, C.

citation count

  • 59

complete list of authors

  • Mitra, J||Singh, C

publication date

  • December 1996