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Title: Analyzing Mutual Influences of Conventional and Distributed FACTS via Stochastic Co-optimization
Distributed flexible AC transmission systems (D-FACTS) is an attractive power flow control technology, featuring low cost and flexibility for re-deployment. Optimal allocation of D-FACTS and the mutual influence between existing FACTS and newly planned D-FACTS are challenging but important issues that need to be addressed. This paper proposes a co-optimization model of FACTS and D-FACTS based on stochastic optimization, considering the uncertainties caused by fluctuating load and renewable energy generation. Using this model, the location and set points of FACTS and D-FACTS can be co-optimized; in a system with existing FACTS, the locations of FACTS can be predetermined and the locations of D-FACTS can be optimized. The study shows that existing FACTS affects the optimal locations of D-FACTS and adding D-FACTS into the system affects the optimal set points of existing FACTS. Thus, it is essential to co-optimize the two technologies to maximize their economic benefits.  more » « less
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2018 IEEE International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS)
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National Science Foundation
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