Malcolm R. Irving

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The vast majority of the developed planning methods for power distribution systems consider only one objective function to optimize. This function represents the economical costs of the systems. However, there are other planning aspects that should be considered but they can not be expressed in terms of costs; therefore, they need to be formulated as(More)
In previous research by the authors of this paper [6] a novel Differential Evolution Algorithm (DEA) was applied directly to the DC power flow based model in order to solve the static Transmission Expansion Planning (TEP) problem. The DEA performed well with regard to both low and medium complexity transmission systems as demonstrated on the Garver six-bus(More)
–Short-term electricity price forecasting has become a crucial issue in the power markets, since it forms the basis of maximising profits for the market participants. This paper presents an extensive review of the established approaches to electricity price forecasting. It summarizes the influencing factors of price behaviour and proposes an extended(More)
A new robust estimator based on the concept of uncertainty in the measurements is developed in this paper. The uncertainty in the measurements is modeled via deterministic upper and lower bounds on measurement errors, which take into account known meter accuracies. Inequality constraints are constructed to model the uncertainty in the measurements. A(More)
Extensively interconnected power grid has been a long cherished dream of the power system engineers. Recently, the incredible publicity of smart grid has brought about a revolution in the way the power system's operation and control functions are planned. However, attempts to interconnect power system grids have consistently resulted in failures, like(More)
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