ECE Seminar by Sumit Paudyal, PhD
ECE Assistant Professor, Michigan Technological University, will present "Recent Advancements in Distribution Optimal Power Flow (DOPF)" as part of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar Series, Fall 2017.
ABSTRACT: One of the major challenges in current distribution management system (DMS) tools is the scalability of solution algorithms in solving distribution optimal power flow (DOPF) model for large scale three‐phase unbalanced distribution grids. In distribution grid with active nodes, such as PV and storage devices, the computational challenges further increases with the increased number of control variables. The solution to DOPF model becomes computationally challenging with the nonlinearity (due to power flow and load models) and integer variables (due to load tap changers, switches, capacitor banks, etc.). DOPF model serves as base in the DMS tools for solving several control problems in distribution grid such as volt/var optimization, feeder reconfiguration, reactive power management, etc. The conventional mixed integer non‐linear programming (MINLP) formulation of DOPF does not scale up for large grids. In this seminar, a mixed integer second order cone programming (MISOCP) and Linearized versions of DOPF models are explored, which show better computational tractability than MINLP counterpart.
BIOGRAPHY: Sumit Paudyal received the degree B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Tribhuvan University in Nepal, in 2003; Msc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, in 2008; and the degree Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in 2012. Currently, Dr. Paudyal is an Assistant Professor at Michigan Technological University. His research expertise includes Smart Distribution Grid Operations, Optimization Techniques in Power Systems, Power System Protection, and Power System Real‐time Hardware Simulations.
Thursday, December 7 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Electrical Energy Resources Center (EERC), 122
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931