A distributed approach to the OPF problem

  title={A distributed approach to the OPF problem},
  author={Tomaso Erseghe},
  journal={EURASIP J. Adv. Sig. Proc.},
This paper presents a distributed approach to optimal power flow (OPF) in an electrical network, suitable for application in a future smart grid scenario where access to resource and control is decentralized. The non-convex OPF problem is solved by an augmented Lagrangian method, similar to the widely known ADMM algorithm, with the key distinction that penalty parameters are constantly increased. A (weak) assumption on local solver reliability is required to always ensure convergence. A… CONTINUE READING