The power flow problem is an indispensable tool to solve many of the operation and planning problems in the electric grid and has been studied for the last half-century. Currently, popular algorithms require second-order methods, which may lead to poor performance when the initialization points are poor or when the system is stressed. These conditions are becoming more common as both the generation and load profiles changes in the grid. In this paper, we present a hybrid first-order and second-order method that effectively escapes local minima that may trap existing algorithms. We demonstrate the performance of our algorithm on standard IEEE benchmarks.
- Power flow
- iterative methods
- stochastic gradient descent
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering