• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 2, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

New approach to congestion mitigation based on incidence matrix DCOPF


An incidence matrix approach for mitigating congestion in transmission network is presented in this paper. Based on this methodology, all congested power transmission lines is identified and main economical signals for investment planning is introduced. In this method, we can determine strong and weak transmission corridors in the network. The Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) device has been applied to enhance the controllability of power systems. New generations of FACTS device called Distributed FACTS such as distributed series impedance or distributed static series compensator have recently received increasing interests for power system control and are expected to be broadly deployed. This paper presents a detailed formulation and algorithm to find the best location and size of DFACTS to achieve the optimal utilization of transmission capacity to mitigate congestion. This approach can be applied in market simulation and planning owing to its robustness and speed. Unlike, previous admittance based matrix methodologies, which solidly depended on the network topology, independency of network in the presented approach; it would be an effective tool for long-term expansion planning criteria or implementing D-FACTS devices in modern power systems. The simulation results show that the presented method is both satisfactory and consistent with expectation. Simulation results are presented with the PJM 5-bus system to illustrate the capabilities of presented approach in compression with previous works.
Keywords: I ncidence Matrix, DCOPF, Congestion Management, D-FACTS.


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