A congestion-management allocation mechanism for multiple transaction networks

Shu Tao, George Gross

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


In this paper, we present a physical-flow-based congestion management allocation mechanism for multiple transaction networks. We use the multiple transaction network framework constructed in [1] to characterize transmission congestion and then determine the contribution to congestion attributable to each transaction on a physical-flow basis. This allocation scheme explicitly addresses the issue of counter flows. The allocation results are used in the congestion relief of the independent grid operator (IGO) so as to allow it to acquire relief services to remove the overload congestion attributed to each transaction from the network in the most economic manner. The congestion charges attributable to each transaction for its usage of the network are also determined. We tested the proposed scheme on several systems and we illustrate its capabilities on a network based on the IEEE 57-bus system. We discuss the policy implications of the congestion relief allocation solution. The proposed scheme provides physically reasonable results and is applicable to large-scale networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)826-833
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2002


  • Allocation mechanisms
  • Congestion management allocation
  • Multiple transaction networks
  • Open access transmission regimes
  • Transmission pricing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'A congestion-management allocation mechanism for multiple transaction networks'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this