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Two-Stage Homotopy Method to Incorporate Discrete Control Variables into AC-OPF

  title={Two-Stage Homotopy Method to Incorporate Discrete Control Variables into AC-OPF},
  author={Timothy McNamara and Amritanshu Pandey and Aayushya Agarwal and Lawrence T. Pileggi},
Alternating-Current Optimal Power Flow (AC-OPF) is an optimization problem critical for planning and operating the power grid. The problem is traditionally formulated using only continuous variables. Typically, control devices with discretevalued settings, which provide valuable flexibility to the network and improve resilience, are omitted from AC-OPF formulations due to the difficulty of integrality constraints. We propose a twostage homotopy algorithm to solve the AC-OPF problem with… 

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