ISO and DSO Coordination: A Parametric Programming Approach

Mohammad Mousavi, Meng Wu

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In this paper, a framework is proposed to coordinate the operation of the independent system operator (ISO) and distribution system operator (DSO) to leverage the wholesale market participation of distributed energy resources (DERs) aggregators while ensuring secure operation of distribution grids. The proposed coordination framework is based on parametric programming. The DSO builds the bid-in cost function based on the distribution system market considering its market player constraints and distribution system physical constraints including the power balance equations and voltage limitation constraints. The DSO submits the resulting bid-in cost function to the wholesale market operated by the ISO. After the clearance of the wholesale market, the DSO determines the share of its retail market participants (i.e., DER aggregators). Case studies are performed to verify the effectiveness of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2022
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781665408233
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2022 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2022Jul 21 2022

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933


Conference2022 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Distribution system operator
  • aggregators
  • dis-tributed energy resources
  • energy market
  • smart grids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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