2.1.1 Introduction to Optimal Power Flow
Module 2. Optimal Power Flow (OPF)
In the previous module, we learnt about a smart grid is and its advantages. We also looked into the different paradigms, tools and methods to model a smart grid. In this module, we will focus on the application of Optimal Power Flow (OPF) solutions to evaluate the performance of a power system with renewable energy sources. In this module, we attempt to answer the following questions:
- What is an optimization problem and how can it be applied to power systems?
- How can uncertainties be modeled?
- How can probabilistic analysis be carried out for power systems?
- How can the power output of a variable energy source (wind turbine) be modeled and visualized?
In this module, the following terms may be used extensively: OPF and PPF. They refer to Optimal Power Flow and Probabilistic Power Flow respectively.
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