Models for Transmission Expansion Planning Based on Reconfigurable Capacitor Switching

James Mccalley, Ratnesh Kumar, Venkataramana Ajjarapu, Oscar Volij, Haifeng Liu, Licheng Jin, Wenzhuo Shang

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This chapter introduces models for power transmission system enhancement by integrating economic analysis of the transmission cost to accommodate an informed business decision. Continuous and discrete control schemes are proposed as an alternative to transmission expansion to optimize cost effectiveness. Furthermore, this chapter investigates complex planning issues such as transmission limits and general models of series and shunt capacitor switching that allow the planner to carry out an analysis of electricity market efficiency using alternate transmission expansion scenarios. An interesting conclusion is provided that advocates the design of an electricity market based on control expansion efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEconomic Market Design and Planning for Electric Power Systems
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.
Number of pages56
ISBN (Print)9780470472088
StatePublished - 7 Dec 2009


  • Market efficiency and transmission investment
  • Models for transmission expansion planning based on reconfigurable capacitor switching
  • Planning processes-engineering analyses and cost responsibilities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy


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