Solution of optimal power flow problems using moment relaxations augmented with objective function penalization

@article{Molzahn2015SolutionOO,
  title={Solution of optimal power flow problems using moment relaxations augmented with objective function penalization},
  author={Daniel K. Molzahn and C{\'e}dric Josz and Ian A. Hiskens and Patrick Panciatici},
  journal={2015 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)},
  year={2015},
  pages={31-38}
}
The optimal power flow (OPF) problem minimizes the operating cost of an electric power system. Applications of convex relaxation techniques to the non-convex OPF problem have been of recent interest, including work using the Lasserre hierarchy of “moment” relaxations to globally solve many OPF problems. By preprocessing the network model to eliminate low-impedance lines, this paper demonstrates the capability of the moment relaxations to globally solve large OPF problems that minimize active… CONTINUE READING