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Linear Optimal Power Flow System and Method

United States Patent Application

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An electric power system or power grid is optimized using a computer-implemented tool the represents in computer memory the optimization function and at least one constraint, which the processor operates upon using a linear programming solver algorithm. The constraints are represented in memory as data structures that include both real and reactive power terms, corresponding to at least one of a power flow model and a transmission line model. The transmission line model is represented using a piecewise linear representation. The power flow model may also include for each node in the power system a real power loss term representing transmission line loss allocated to that node.
MITRA, Joydeep (Okemos, MI)
Board of Trustees of Michigan State University (East Lansing MI)
14/ 458,597
August 13, 2014
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with Government support under AR0000222 awarded by the Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency--Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.