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Clustering buses based on electrical distance

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Energy Optimization Consultant, University College dublin

Optimization expert in large-scale data Power System Engineer specializing in power system long term and operation planning. Efficient with simulation (Load Flow, Dynamics, Power Flow using...

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  • Apr 5, 2021

First, the shortest electric path between each pair of nodes is obtained in IEEE 118 bus system it requires solving 118*117/2 LP calculations.
Next, the network is clustered into K centres based on the electrical distances between buses. For each K, the centre of clusters + the nodes belonging to each cluster are found.
One application:
Which K buses are the closest buses to the rest of the network ?
What will happen if these busses are interrupted ?

The (LP formulated) shortest path problem was obtained in

The clustering is MILP and is solved with #gurobi in #Pyomo environment.

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Soroudi Soroudi on Apr 3, 2021
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Matt Chester on Apr 5, 2021

How can/should this opportunity be utilized by those making decisions at utilities, Soroudi? 

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