Comparison of Random Sampling and Heuristic Optimization-Based Methods for Determining the Flexibility Potential at Vertical System Interconnections

  title={Comparison of Random Sampling and Heuristic Optimization-Based Methods for Determining the Flexibility Potential at Vertical System Interconnections},
  author={Johannes Gerster and Marcel Sarstedt and Eric M. S. P. Veith and Sebastian Lehnhoff and Lutz Hofmann},
  journal={2021 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT Europe)},
In order to prevent conflicting or counteracting use of flexibility options, the coordination between distribution system operator (DSO) and transmission system operator (TSO) has to be strengthened. For this purpose, methods for the standardized description and identification of the aggregated flexibility potential of distribution grids are developed. Approaches for identifying the feasible operation region (FOR) of distribution grids can be categorized into two main classes: Random sampling… 
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