Go top
Conference paper information

ANDREA: A Long-Term Dynamic Planning Tool for Subtransmission Electricity Networks

E. Gutierrez, T. Gómez, A. Sánchez, J.M. Vicente Andrés

Network expansion planning is a complex, nonconvex, combinatorial problem. Different techniques, such as mathematical optimization, heuristics, and metaheuristics, have been traditionally used to solve this problem. This paper presents a new model, ANDREA, which is intended to obtain near optimal networks for both the static and dynamic planning. This tool has been developed to determine when and where new lines and transformers have to be installed in subtransmission real size networks to supply the estimated future demand considering security of supply criteria, with a low computational effort. A fast guided tree search algorithm (GTSA) using smart selection criteria has been designed to solve this problem. Comparison of the obtained results has been made with those provided by a slower genetic algorithm (GA). Both algorithms were tested in a real subtransmission network.

Keywords: Combinatorial optimization, electricity network expansion planning, genetic algorithms, guided tree search

EEM'09-6th International Conference on the European Energy Market. Leuven, Belgium, 27-29 Mayo 2009

Published: May 2009.

    Research topics:
  • *Modeling, simulation and optimization


Request Request the author to send the document

Aviso legal  |  Política de cookies |  Política de Privacidad

© Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería - ICAI, Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica

Calle de Santa Cruz de Marcenado, 26 - 28015 Madrid, España - Tel: (+34) 91 5422 800