Flexible implementation of power system corrective topology control Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Elsevier B.V. This paper proposes a novel decision making framework for optimal transmission switching satisfying the AC feasibility, stability and circuit breaker (CB) reliability requirements needed for practical implementation. The proposed framework can be employed as a corrective tool in day to day operation planning scenarios in response to potential contingencies. The switching options are determined using an efficient heuristic algorithm based on DC optimal power flow, and are presented in a multi-branch tree structure. Then, the AC feasibility and stability checks are conducted and the CB condition monitoring data are employed to perform a CB reliability and line availability assessment. Ultimately, the operator will be offered multiple AC feasible and stable switching options with associated benefits. The operator can use this information, other operating conditions not explicitly considered in the optimization, and his/her own experience to implement the best and most reliable switching action(s). The effectiveness of the proposed approach is validated on the IEEE-118 bus test system.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Dehghanian, P., Wang, Y., Gurrala, G., Moreno-Centeno, E., & Kezunovic, M.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Dehghanian, Payman||Wang, Yaping||Gurrala, Gurunath||Moreno-Centeno, Erick||Kezunovic, Mladen

publication date

  • January 2015