Editorial: Special Section on Harnessing Flexible Transmission Assets for Power System Optimization

Kory Hedman, Patrick Panciatici

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The role of power flow control is increasing in importance due to variable resources and the difficulty of siting new transmission. While HVDC, flexible AC transmission systems, and transmission switching are utilized today, their capabilities have been incorporated into existing operations decision support tools, such as energy management systems, only to a very limited extent. As a result, such flexible transmission assets are underutilized. This special section of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems is focused on software development, modeling, and algorithms that address practical challenges on real-world test cases in order to achieve near-term industry adoption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7857914
Pages (from-to)1595-1596
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2017


  • Flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS)
  • high-voltage direct current (HVDC)
  • power flow control
  • power system operation
  • power system reliability
  • power system stability
  • power transmission control
  • power transmission economics
  • power transmission reliability
  • transmission switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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