Robust corrective topology control for system reliability

Akshay S. Korad, Kory Hedman

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Corrective transmission switching schemes are an essential part of grid operations and are used to improve the reliability of the grid as well as the operational efficiency. Today, the transmission switching schemes are established based on the operator's past knowledge of the system as well as other ad-hoc methods. In this paper, three topology control (corrective transmission switching) methodologies are presented along with the detailed formulation of robust corrective switching. By incorporating robust optimization into the corrective switching framework, the switching solution is guaranteed to be feasible for a range of system operating states. The robust model can be solved offline to suggest switching actions that can be used in a dynamic security assessment tool in real-time. The proposed robust topology control algorithm can also generatemultiple corrective switching actions for a particular contingency. The robust topology control formulation is tested on an IEEE 118-bus test case with different uncertainty sets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4042-4051
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013


  • Mixed integer programming
  • Power generation dispatch
  • Power system operations
  • Power systemreliability
  • Power transmission control
  • Robust optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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