Multistage Transmission Expansion Planning Using Local Branching Method
Keywords:Disjunctive model, local branching method, mixed integer linear programming, multistage transmission expansion planning.
This paper proposes a method for solving a large-scale multistage transmission expansion planning problem. The formulated problem is of a large-scale mixed integer linear programming which is difficult to handle by general mathematical optimization techniques. A disjunctive model for a single stage transmission expansion planning is extended for solving the multistage model. In addition, a local branching method is employed with an initial solution obtained from the single stage transmission expansion planning problem. The proposed method has been tested with IEEE 24-bus and a northeastern Thailand power system to show it is efficient to implement for actual power system planning.
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