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Power Grid Optimiser

Power Grid Optimiser

A software for computing the optimal (switch) configuration of power distribution grids. The choice of configuration is critical in many DSO decision processes, from long term investment planning to daily operations.

About the grid optimiser

The Power Grid Optimiser is a software service for computing the optimal configuration of a power grid. That is, how to use switches and other grid components to optimise reliability, loss, balance, power quality and so on.

This grid configuration is formulated as a combinatorial optimisation problem, and solved using a suite of suitable optimisation methods, both exact and approximate. By solving variations of this problem efficiently, the technology enables considerable savings on several levels in DSO/TSO operations, ranging from long term investment analysis, through a dynamic adaptation of the grid based on short term prognosis, to here-and-now re-configuration during maintenance or fault corrections.

This software is currently under continuous developement.  Initial versions exists for distribution grids, for computation of a "normal" network configuration or a time series of configurations based on short term prognosis on demand and local production. More background information can be found here:  Power Grid Optimiser overall description.pdf

We are currently working to set up a PGO cloud service, along with a simle user interface for testing and demonstration purposes. More information about this will be available here shortly.

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