Bemporad, Alberto and Muñoz de la Peña, David and Piazzesi, Peter Optimal control of investments for quality of supply improvement in electrical energy distribution networks. Automatica, 42 (8). pp. 1331-1336. ISSN 0005-1098 (2006)Full text not available from this repository.
This paper considers the problem of deciding multi-period investments for maintenance and upgrade of electrical energy distribution networks. After describing the network as a constrained hybrid dynamical system, optimal control theory is applied to optimize profit under a complex incentive/penalty mechanism imposed by public authorities. The dynamics of the system and the cost function are translated into a mixed integer optimization model, whose solution gives the optimal investment policy over the multi-period horizon. While for a reduced-size test problem the pure mixed-integer approach provides the best optimal control policy, for real-life large-scale scenarios a heuristic solution is also introduced. Finally, the uncertainty associated with the dynamical model of the network is taken care of by adopting ideas from stochastic programming.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Investment planning; Optimal control; Hybrid systems; Mixed-integer programming; Stochastic systems|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
|Research Area:||Computer Science and Applications|
|Depositing User:||Professor Alberto Bemporad|
|Date Deposited:||27 Jul 2011 08:40|
|Last Modified:||04 Aug 2011 07:29|
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