"Power System Optimal Operation" is intended to apply the advanced methods and optimization technologies to power system operation, covering power flow analysis, steady-state security region analysis, security constrained economic dispatch, multi-area system economic dispatch, unit commitment, optimal power flow, reactive power (VAR) optimization, optimal load shed, optimal reconfiguration of distribution network, power system uncertainty analysis, as well as power system sensitivity analysis. The advanced methods and optimization technologies include genetic algorithm, fuzzy theory, neural network, analytic hierarchy process, network flow program, interior point method, and cost benefit analysis, etc. Power system engineers, operators and planners benefit from the book. It is also of great interest to postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in electrical and power engineering.
The book provides the latest application of new technologies to power system operation and analysis. It has several new and important content areas that the existing books do not cover, such as Chapter 2 "Uncertainty Analysis in Power Systems," Chapter 9 "Steady State Security Regions," Chapter 11 "Optimal Load Shedding," and Chapter 12 "Optimal Reconfiguration of Electric Distribution Networks."