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GM 2014 Activities

Relevant Meetings and Panels at IEEE PES GM 2014

Modern Heuristic Optimization Test Bed on OPF (panel)

 Tuesday, 29 July, 3:00 PM–5:00 PM Azalea 2
Sponsored by: (PSACE) Intelligent Systems
Chair: I. Erlich, University of Duisburg-Essen

This panel will present new solutions and discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead regarding the data analysis and mining techniques and tools that can be used to this purpose. Industrial and academic experiences will be put together, identifying common goals and pointing out short and medium term solutions.


  • 14PESGM1798, Competition on Application of Modern Heuristic Optimization Algorithms for Solving Optimal Power Flow Problems, S. WILDENHUES, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • 14PESGM2658, DEEPSO as a Successful Blend of Evolutionary and Swarm Search Strategies in the OPF Challenge, V. MIRANDA, INESC TEC, L. CARVALHO, INESC TEC
  • 14PESGM2660, Heuristic MINLP for Solving Optimal Power Flow Problems, C. COFFRIN, NICTA
  • 14PESGM2664, Differential Evolution Algorithm with a Modified Archiving-based Adaptive Tradeoff Model for Optimal Power Flow, Z. XU, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • 14PESGM2665, A Modified Chu-Beasley’s Genetic Algorithm to Solve the Optimal Power Flow Problem, J. FRANCO, UNESP
  • 14PESGM2659, Application of Mean Variance Mapping Optimization (MVMO) to Solve OPF Problems. I. ERLICH, University of Duisburg-Essen

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Distribution System Analysis Subcommittee
DSA WG on Test Feeders M 2:00 P 3:00 P Azalea 3

Computer and Analytical Methods Subcommittee
CAMS WG on Test Systems M 2:00 P 3:00 P Chesapeake D

System Economics Subcommittee
SES WG on Test Systems for Economic Analysis M 5:00 P 6:00 P Azalea 3

(Panel)Development of New Distribution Test Feeders

Session Type: Panel Session
Time: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: National Harbor 7
Committee: (PSACE) Distribution System Analysis
Chair 1: Jason Fuller; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Summary: (2 Hrs.) The first set of radial distribution system test feeders was released in 1991, designed for comparison testing and benchmarking of software programs and unbalanced power flow solution algorithms. These feeders were made available for public use, and since then, hundreds of researchers have accessed and published algorithms and methodologies based on these feeders. As computational capabilities increase and the needs of users incorporate more advanced technologies, the requirements for state-of-the-art distribution analysis tools and the need for models to validate them increase. The IEEE PES DAS Test Feeder Working Group has expanded beyond its original scope to address the needs of ongoing research and development. This panel session will discuss current developments from the WG (including meshed networks, urban cores and time-series solutions) and the planned road map for future development.


14PESGM1934-IEEE 342-Node Low Voltage Networked Test System
Kevin Schneider; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
14PESGM1938-Time-Series Test Case
Barry Mather; NREL
14PESGM1936-Protection Tests
Thomas McDermott; MelTran, Inc.
14PESGM1937-Low Voltage Test Case
Roger Dugan; EPRI
14PESGM1935-Test Feeder Working Group Roadmap
Jason Fuller; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory