Measurement-based real-time economic dispatch

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In this paper, we propose a measurement-based approach to the real-time economic dispatch (ED). The realtime ED is a widely used market scheduling problem seeking to economically balance electricity system supply and demand and provide locational marginal prices (LMPs) while respecting system reliability requirements. The ED is a convex optimization problem with a linear or quadratic objective, typically the minimization of generator costs or the maximization of social surplus. The constraints capture power balance and network flow capacity limits and are formulated using a linearized power flow model. Our approach utilizes power system sensitivities estimated from phasor measurement unit (PMU) measurements to reformulate the model-based power flow and network flow constraints. The resulting measurement-based real-time ED overcomes the vulnerabilities of the model-based real-time ED. The dispatch instructions and LMPs calculated with our measurement-based real-time ED accurately, and adaptively, reflect real-time system conditions. We illustrate the strengths of the proposed approach via several case studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781467380409
StatePublished - Sep 30 2015
EventIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2015Jul 30 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933


OtherIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015
CountryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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