Unit commitment and topology optimization for a smarter transmission grid in the non-programmable generation era

Invited abstract in session MA-53: Energy Economics I, stream Energy Economics.

Area: Energy, Environment and Climate

Monday, 8:30-10:00
Room: B13-2

Authors (first author is the speaker)

1. Fabrizio Lacalandra
QuanTek S.r.L


The classical deterministic Unit Commitment (UC) problem do not include the grid constraints. One further flexibility element is given by the grid topology optimization (GTO) whose goal is to reduce congestions and enable better dispatch. The UC together with GTO leads to very difficult mixed integer optimization problems with weak disjunctive constraints and high symmetry. We will present a novel MILP formulation for the UCTO problem that includes a simple - yet effective - perturbation of the objective function aiming to reduce the symmetry of the problem.


Status: accepted

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