Researcher Archives: Lyndon White

Meta-Optimization of Optimal Power Flow

The planning and operation of electricity grids is carried out by solving various forms of con- strained optimization problems. With the increas- ing variability of system conditions due to the integration of renewable and other distributed en- ergy resources, such optimization problems are growing in complexity and need to be repeated daily, often limited to a 5 minute solve-time. To address this, we propose a meta-optimizer that is used to initialize interior-point solvers. This can significantly reduce the number of iterations to converge to optimality.