Real-Time Contingency Analysis with Corrective Transmission Switching - Part I: Methodology

04/15/2016 ∙ by Xingpeng Li, et al. ∙ 0

Transmission switching (TS) has gained significant attention recently. However, barriers still remain and must be overcome before the technology can be adopted by the industry. The state of the art challenges include AC feasibility and performance, computational complexity, the ability to handle large-scale real power systems, and dynamic stability. This two-part paper investigates these challenges by developing an AC TS-based real-time contingency analysis (RTCA) tool that can handle large-scale systems within a reasonable time. The tool proposes multiple corrective switching actions, after detection of a contingency with potential violations. To reduce the computational complexity, three heuristic algorithms are proposed to generate a small set of candidates for switching. Parallel computing is implemented to further speed up the solution time. Furthermore, stability analysis is performed to check for dynamic stability of proposed TS solutions. Part I of the paper presents a comprehensive literature review and the methodology. The promising results, tested on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) system and actual energy management system (EMS) snapshots from Pennsylvania New Jersey Maryland (PJM) and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), are presented in Part II. It is concluded that RTCA with corrective TS significantly reduces potential post-contingency violations and is ripe for industry adoption.

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