Agent-Based Security Constrained Optimal Power Flow with Primary Frequency Control

  • Maxime VelayEmail author
  • Meritxell Vinyals
  • Yvon Bésanger
  • Nicolas Retière
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10767)


We propose in this paper a distributed method to solve the security constrained optimal power flow problem (SCOPF) that considers not only contingencies on transmission lines but also on generators. With this aim, we extend the formulation of the SCOPF problem to consider the primary frequency response of generators as well as the short term constraints of generators and transmission lines. Then, we distribute the problem among different agents and we use a decentralized decision making algorithm, based on the Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers (ADMM), to optimize the grid power supply while being resilient to violations that would occur during contingencies. Finally, we validate the effectiveness of our approach on a simple test system.


Distributed optimization Multi-agent system Security-constrained optimal power flow Primary frequency control 



Meritxell Vinyals would like to acknowledge the support of the European Union under the FP7 Grant Agreement no. 619682 (MAS2TERING project) and under the H2020 Grant Agreement no. 774431 (DRIVE project).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maxime Velay
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Meritxell Vinyals
    • 1
  • Yvon Bésanger
    • 2
  • Nicolas Retière
    • 2
  1. 1.CEA, LIST, Laboratoire d’Analyse des Données et d’Intelligence des SystèmesGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, Institute of Engineering Univ. Grenoble Alpes, G2ElabGrenobleFrance

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