B. Xu, F. Guo, W. -a. Zhang, W. Wang, C. Wen and Z. Li, "Distributed Successive Convex Approximation for Nonconvex Economic Dispatch in Smart Grid," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, doi: 10.1109/TII.2021.3062040.
This paper presents a distributed consensus-based successive convex approximation (DSCA) algorithm to solve nonconvex nondifferentiable economic dispatch (ED) problems. The ED model formulated incorporates generation constraints, valve-point effects, and multiple fuel types. A perturbation technique enables the proposed DSCA to tackle such a nondifferentiable and nonconvex optimization, which paves the way to solving more complicated optimization problems that occur in practical applications. The local generation constraint is taken care by a local surrogate convex optimization directly. The global equality constraint is handled based on a consensus protocol, where the local generation-demand mismatch among all dispatchable generators (DGs) is shared in a distributed manner. As a result, the power distribution of DGs is updated and the generation cost is minimized. Several case studies show that the proposed DSCA algorithm can achieve superior ED solutions and computational efficiency over existing nonconvex optimization algorithms.
This work was supported in part by National Key Research and Development Program of China under grant no. 2018AAA0101100, in part by Natural Science Foundation of China under grants 61903333, 62022008, 61973017, 61822311, in part by the Zhejiang Qianjiang Talent Project under Grant QJD1902010, in part by the Key Research and Development Program of Zhejiang Province under Grant 2020C01109, and in part by the Double Innovation Incubation and Cultivation Foundation of State Grid Zhejiang Electric Power Co., Ltd. under grant SGZJSC00XMJS2000036.