Recent Developments in Security-Constrained AC Optimal Power Flow: Overview of Challenge 1 in the ARPA-E Grid Optimization Competition Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Intro to the ARPA-E Grid Optimization Competition In Recent Developments in Security-Constrained AC Optimal Power Flow: Overview of Challenge 1 in the ARPA-E Grid Optimization Competition, we review the state of the art in practical algorithms for scheduling power-systems operations in the short term and the results of the recent competition organized by the U.S. Advanced Research Projects AgencyEnergy. We explain the mixed-integer nonlinear formulation used in the competition for nonspecialists in electrical engineering, the context and organization of the competition, and the performance of competitors. We find that the collective approaches and results of competitors provide support for efforts to move nonlinear optimization techniques into industrial applications, as they have proven to be a robust and efficient alternative to current linear approximation techniques.

published proceedings

  • Operations Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Aravena, I., Molzahn, D. K., Zhang, S., Petra, C. G., Curtis, F. E., Tu, S., ... Veeramany, A.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Aravena, Ignacio||Molzahn, Daniel K||Zhang, Shixuan||Petra, Cosmin G||Curtis, Frank E||Tu, Shenyinying||W├Ąchter, Andreas||Wei, Ermin||Wong, Elizabeth||Gholami, Amin||Sun, Kaizhao||Sun, Xu Andy||Elbert, Stephen T||Holzer, Jesse T||Veeramany, Arun

publication date

  • November 2023