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Improving Economic Dispatch through Transmission Switching: New Opportunities for a Smart Grid

Aug. 31, 2009

U.S. Department of Energy, University of California Berkeley

Kory Hedman, Shmuel Oren

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This DOE presentation was presented at the CNLS Smart Grid Seminar Series at Los Alamos National Lab on September 8, 2009. It reviews recent work by the authors demonstrating that optimizing the network topology with generation unit commitment and dispatch can significantly improve the economic operations while maintaining the traditional n-1 reliability standard.

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