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Development of models and algorithms for electric power transmission system expansion planning

Grant number: 08/10361-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2009
Effective date (End): February 29, 2012
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Power Systems
Principal Investigator:Eduardo Nobuhiro Asada
Grantee:Aldir Silva Sousa
Host Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


This project is about the development of models and algorithms for the electric power transmission system expansion planning problem. The planning problem is a highly complex mathematical problem. Meta-heuristics have been used frequently in similar problems. However, in the transmission expansion planning the heuristics algorithms, or approximate algorithms have provided the best solutions in terms of the implementation and results as well. This project set out to investigate in detail this topic. Moreover, besides the approximate algorithms, the use of classical methods such as branch and bound and branch and cut will also be investigated. As the transmission planning has a combinatorial nature, parallel and distributed computing will also be used with the aim to reduce the computing time. The systems that will be used as a reference in this project are: Colombian system, South-Southeastern Brazilian system, and the North-northeastern Brazilian system which is he most complex among others and whose optimal solution is unknown regardless the mathematical model. (AU)

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SOUSA, Aldir Silva. Development of mathematical models, sequential and parallel algorithms for transmission expansion planning. 2012. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC/SBD) São Carlos.

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