A general approach to the planning of a transmission network
Abstract
The problem of optimal expansion planning of an electric power transmission network over a finite planning interval is addressed. A procedure was developed which yields an expansion policy, optimal with respect to a flexible economic criterion, and which incorporates realistic network constraints. The problem is formulated as a discrete time deterministic optimal control problem. A control at a time t is defined as the transmission facilities to be put in service at this time. To be determined is an optimal sequence of controls which will provide an admissible transmission system at any time during the planning period. An admissible transmission system is defined in terms of operational constraints of network security and reliability. These constraints require the solution to the problem of power flow on the network. The flow of power is modeled with the Kirchhoff's network laws, simplified at some degree.
 Publication:

Ph.D. Thesis
 Pub Date:
 1976
 Bibcode:
 1976PhDT........98M
 Keywords:

 Electric Power Transmission;
 Networks;
 Discrete Functions;
 Management Planning;
 Optimization;
 Electronics and Electrical Engineering