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On the Rigorous Evaluation of Stochastic Approaches to Power Systems Operations

Presented by: 
Jean-Paul Watson Sandia National Laboratories
Date: 
Friday 22nd March 2019 - 14:30 to 15:15
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 

While there is significant recent research on stochastic optimization approaches to power systems operations, e.g., unit commitment and economic dispatch, there are still major impediments to their adoption in practice. In our experience, developed over years of attempting to deploy such approaches, one key issue is accurate evaluation of any proposed approach, relative to existing deterministic operational methodologies. In this talk, we discuss the challenges in such evaluation, and report on a novel methodology addressing what we feel to be deficiencies with current approaches. In the talk, we focus on issues relating to data availability and segmentation, probabilistic scenario generation, and the impact of scenarios on operational performance.

Presentation Material: 
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons