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Optimization-a new tool in a simulation program system [for power networks]

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4 Author(s)
Xianzhang Lei ; Siemens AG, Germany ; E. Lerch ; D. Povh ; B. Kulicke

In this paper an optimization tool in the simulation program system NETOMAC is presented. The motivation is to provide users with a simple and efficient way of flexibly solving various optimization problems arising in power systems. The most attractive features of the optimization within the simulation program system are that: (1) an objective function and all constraints related can be implicitly formulated with the block-oriented simulation language; and (2) the performance of various optimizations does not need any modification to the source program. Three improved optimization algorithms have been implemented. These algorithms have been developed in a real problem-oriented way. They are efficient and robust in practical applications. Capabilities of the optimization tool implemented are demonstrated in this paper by solving four optimization problems arising in power systems

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IEEE Transactions on Power Systems  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 2 )